- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Height 5 - 6 Feet
- Width 1.5 - 2 Feet
- Growing Zones 3-8
From the esteemed English plant breeders, Thompson & Morgan, comes this beautiful deep pink, cerise colored hollyhock that has a deep purple bullseye in the center and is...a perennial! Yes! A perennial hollyhock, every cottage gardener's dream comes true. Not a reseeding biennial where you get the plant the first year and then flowers the next year. First year, every year, these beautiful hollyhocks give you gorgeous blooms every summer. You have got to purchase this for your garden this year!
Alcea rosea is the most common hollyhock to be found in gardens all over the country. Native to Asia, they grow in Zones 3-8. Traditionally understood to be biennials, hollyhocks Halo Series - Cerise is a perennial, flowering the first year and returning each year. Growing in all but the hottest southern portions of the United States, this lovely hollyhock is cold winter tolerant and lightly drought tolerant, making it a perfect choice for Northern, Midwest and MidSouth gardens and westward, and including the East Coast of the United States. Truly a gift from the British to the Americas!
Halo Series Cerise Hollyhock Care
Hollyhocks prefer full sun, at least 6 hours a day, and moist well-draining soil. Plant your hollyhock where it will receive the proper amount of sun and will have good air circulation to help in prevention of hollyhock rust, a common disease that plagues hollyhocks. Clean up all debris and remove all damaged or diseased leaves immediately. When first planted, add a slow release fertilizer to the soil, or amend the soil with good quality well composted organic material. Water frequently during dry periods. They prefer a soil pH of 5.8 to 6.2 for best performance.
Deadheading is not necessary as the spent blooms will drop off. You will probably find yourself pulling off spent blooms anyway, and it will not harm the plant to do so. After the bloom season has ended in the fall, cut the plant down to a couple inches from the ground. In harsh winter areas, mulch with a good quality pine mulch to protect the root zone. These lovely perennials are especially effective when planted in great quantities and wildlife really appreciate them. Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds will especially appreciate you for giving them these flowers to feed off of.
Halo Series Cerise Hollyhock Spacing
Space your hollyhocks about 18 to 24 inches apart to aid in good air circulation. These tall beauties can reach up to 72 inches and grow to 24 inches wide. As beautiful as these are in an informal cottage garden or massed out in your landscape, they are equally beautiful as cut flowers, so plant enough to allow you to bring some of that beauty into your home.
Halo Series Cerise Hollyhock Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-8|
|Plant Type: Perennial|
|Sunlight Exposure: Full Sun|
|Mature Height: 5 - 6 Feet|
|Mature Width: 1.5 - 2 Feet|
|Plant Spacing: 1.5 - 2 Feet|
|Growth Habit: Clumping|
|Flower Color(s): Pink|
|Flower Shade: Cerise|
|Seasonal Interest: Early Summer Mid Summer|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance|
|Uses: Border Plant Cut Flower Dried Flower Mass Planting Specimen or Focal Point|
|Plant Brand: Proven Winners|
|Botanical/Scientific Name: Alcea rosea 'Cerise'|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.