- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 5 - 6 Feet
- Mature Spread 5 - 6 Feet
- Growing Zones 3 - 9
- Use As A Thriller In Containers
Like its namesake red planet, Mars Magic Hollyhock (Alcea ‘Mars Magic’) thrills with bright red blooms on sturdy stalks. Rising to nearly 6 feet tall, the hollyhock is a tried-and-true backdrop in cottage gardens around the world. This variety lasts longer than most hollyhocks, so it can come back after winter for several years in zones 3 through 9.
With the height and deep red color of Mars Magic, you can use it in a variety of ways, cottage garden or not. Place one or two in the middle of a garden bed as a summer focal point, line up several in front of a building (maybe a cottage?) or fence, or use them to border a break in the landscape. No matter where you plant these beauties, they are sure to attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. And you can always cut and dry the deep red blooms to enjoy indoors as well.
Mars Magic Hollyhock Care
Hollyhocks are easy-care, fast-growing flowers. They can grow in average or fertile soil, as long as it drains well. Give them full sun (at least 6 hours a day) for best growth and color. Because they grow quickly, they do not need much in the way of help or fertilization. Add some compost to the soil at planting or give them a balanced fertilizer each spring after they reappear. If placing Mars Magic Hollyhock in the open, especially in a windy spot, its stalks will benefit from staking. Otherwise, a fence or wall is all they need to grow upright, proud, and colorful.
In fall, cut your hollyhock back to about 6 inches above the ground and add a thick layer of straw or similar mulch around the plant’s root zone to help protect it in winter. Other than that, the plant needs only consistent watering, and can even tolerate brief periods of drought once it’s established.
Mars Magic Hollyhock Spacing
Mars Magic Hollyhock can spread to about 2 feet around, so plant a row or grouping at least 1½ feet apart to prevent overcrowding. Space further apart if desired to add color along a structure.
Mars Magic Hollyhock Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 9|
|Plant Type: Perennials|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 5 - 6 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 24 Inches|
|Spacing: 24 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Red|
|Flower Description: Red Shades|
|Bloom Period: Mid-Summer|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Green shades|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering|
|Resists: Pests & Insects|
|Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Container Role: Thriller|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
|Common Name: Mars Magic Hollyhock|
|Scientific Name: Alcea rosea|
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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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.