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Alcea rosea 'Halo Series Blush'

Hollyhock

Series: Halo

Bushy clump of rugose green foliage with tall spikes carrying large, colorful blossoms in early to midsummer.   'Blush' produces large, white flowers with a prominent fuchsia red halo and yellow center.

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Height:

5-6 ft

Spread:

18-24 in

Hardiness Zone:

3 - 8

Interesting Notes:

Hollyhocks provide excellent architectural height in the garden and make good backdrops for lower growing perennials. Try growing them in the cottage garden style by planting them up against a wall or picket fence. Though their stalks are very strong, they may need to be staked if they are planted in a windy site.

Hollyhock Growing and Maintenance Tips

Hollyhocks prefer rich, moist, well-drained soil but can tolerate short periods of drought. They need full sun to really perform in the landscape. Watch for Japanese Beetles; this plant is one of their favorites!

Feel free to grow hollyhocks under Black Walnut trees; they are tolerant of the toxic juglone that is emitted through the trees' roots

Alcea rosea 'Halo Series Blush' Characteristics

Attributes

  • Mass Plant
  • Specimen
  • Border
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage
  • Dried Flower

Exposure

  • Sun Tolerant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Rapid

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Hummingbirds

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer
  • Summer

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average

Genus Overview: Alcea

Common Name: Hollyhock