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.
Remove spent flower stem at ground level. Responds well to occasional deep watering during summer but does not like wet feet.
Regular applications of Seasol and Power Feed will keep it looking its best.
|SPECIAL QUALITIES||A superb exclamation mark of a plant that adds height and colour to any bed. It has been in cultivation for nearly 400 years.|
|FLOWERS||The single mahogany flowers appear in summer.|
|PLANTS NEEDED PER SQUARE METRE||8-10|
|HABIT||A tall perennial plant that flowers on a single stem.|