Hollyhock' The Watchman' (Alcea sp.)

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Hollyhock' The Watchman' (Alcea sp.)

A superb exclamation mark of a plant that adds height and colour to any bed.

POSITION & USES

Plant in a sunny position in normal free draining garden soil. Choose a position that is out of the wind and plant in groups for dramatic effect and to enable plants to support each other.

CULTIVATION

Remove spent flower stem at ground level. Responds well to occasional deep watering during summer but does not like wet feet.

FERTILISING

Regular applications of Seasol and Power Feed will keep it looking its best.

Plant Attributes

HAT COLOURRed
SPECIAL QUALITIESA superb exclamation mark of a plant that adds height and colour to any bed. It has been in cultivation for nearly 400 years.
FLOWERSThe single mahogany flowers appear in summer.
PLANTS NEEDED PER SQUARE METRE 8-10
HABITA tall perennial plant that flowers on a single stem.
WIDTH25cm
HEIGHT1.5m