Sunday, June 29, 2014

Colorful Hollyhocks

Hollyhocks can be annual, biennial, or perennial plants. Many have a tall erect, unbranched form reaching 3' - 5' in height. Most common varieties have flowers borne on tall stalks. Flowers typically measure 3"– 5" in diameter. Varieties are available in many colors including white, hot pink,

light pink,

and dark red in color.

Hollyhocks form a dry fruit called  schizocarp that is divided into sections that each contain numerous seeds.

Hollyhocks add a Big Splash of color to the landscape. They often will spread from last years dropped seed even in our dry climate.

Trees That Please Nursery has several different colored flower types as well as a pink flowered wild type Hollyhock with smaller flowers and stalks. 

Hollyhocks do best in full to part sun with low to regular water for best flower production.

Stop by the nursery and check out our colorful assortment of perennials….

Photos & Narrative By:

Stephen Sain
Staff Plant Physiologist

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