Old Barnyard Mix Hollyhock

Old Barnyard Mix Hollyhock

Alcea rosea Old Barnyard Mix


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The palm-sized blooms on these hollyhocks are the result of careful breeding ever since the plant was found in a barnyard in Vermont. The perfect plant for a rustic cottage or prim bungalow, the Old Barnyard Mix hollyhock sends spires up to about 6 feet that explode with large flowers in deep burgundies, salmons, pinks and yellows. Some flowers even contain two colors in one.

The tall, flower-covered stems seem to magnetize hummingbirds, who feed on their bright yellow centers. These hardy plants reseed themselves, so keep the last blooms on the plant. New hollyhocks will emerge in the spring but will really blossom in early summer.

This hollyhock flourishes in zones 3 to 9 but can bloom all season in the cooler zones. To maximize blooming, plant them 2 feet apart in sunny or partly shady areas of the garden in fertile soil with plenty of moisture. Top dress them with manure to encourage the flowers to reach their full potential. They may be staked or grown along a fence or wall to support their tall stems.Zones 3-9.

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The best hollyhock you will find!
S. V. from NC wrote (April 23, 2012):
Bought a few lof these last summer. Plants are very healthy, and already forming buds to my surprise! Foliage is big and chartreuse green in colour. I have several hollyhocks that I purchased from other nurseries and they still under 20'' and the ones I bought from Park Seed-are over 1'
Alcea Rosea
HollyHock

Planting:

Set out plants 2 to 2 and 1/2 feet apart in either spring or fall. A moist, well-drained soil and full sun are preferred – if necessary add compost and coarse sand to lighten heavy clay soil. Set crowns slightly below the surface of the soil.


Maintenance:

Keep well-watered during periods of drought. Hollyhocks may require staking to protect them against strong winds. Hollyhocks may tend to be rather short lived and require replacement every few years.


Zones:

Zones 3 to 9

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