Hollyhock 'Indian Spring'
70 seeds $2.00
Alcea rosea 'Indian Spring Mix'
Hollyhock 'Indian Spring' is a mixture of old-fashioned, single to semi-double flowers in shades of pink, white, rose and wine-red. The large, showy flowers attract hummingbirds. Hollyhock is a host plant for Painted Lady and Tropical Checkered-Skipper butterflies. Hollyhock 'Indian Spring' is an heirloom flower that gives the garden an old-fashioned, cottage look. Hollyhocks were traditionally planted around outhouses to beautify them. They look lovely against a wall or fence. They make nice background plants in the border, or they can be used like an exclamation point to add height were needed. Hollyhock flowers are edible. Alcea rosea 'Indian Spring' is an All-America Selections winner. Also known as Althaea rosea. It is drought tolerant, and it enjoys hot weather. It may bloom the first year from seed if started early indoors. Hardy biennial in zones 3-9.
height 5-6' spacing 24"
Sowing Hollyhock 'Indian Spring' Seeds
Start hollyhock seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date. Or sow outdoors after the last frost, 1/4" deep. Can also be sown in late summer. Full sun.