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Alcea rosea 'Halo Series Blush'
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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Hardiness Zone:3 - 8
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
- Mass Plant
- Cut Flower / or Foliage
- Dried Flower
- Sun Tolerant
Growth Rate in the Garden
Season of Interest (Flowering)
- Late Spring / Early Summer
Soil Moisture Needs