Hollyhock (Red) - Alcea ficifolia
20 open pollinated seeds from our gardens for $4.00.
This is no ordinary hollyhock!
- It is resistant against RUST!!
- Seeds sown in autumn will flower in the first year.
- Hardy perennial unlike the common variety which is biennial.
Alcea ficifolia is a lesser known hollyhock species native to Siberia. It is commonly known as the 'Antwerp' or 'Fig-leaved Hollyhock' due to its attractive fig shaped leaves which are resistant against rust. They provide an architectural feature in the garden and are a perfect addition to cottage gardens. Flowers are ideal for floral arrangements.
Seeds are best direct sown in autumn. Alcea ficifolia prefers a sunny position with well drained soil. These plants quickly form a dense, well-branched plant. When in flower the plant can reach 2m in height, so protect from strong winds or stalking maybe required.