Hollyhock Chater's Double HEIRLOOM Seeds

Hollyhock Chater's Double HEIRLOOM Seeds

Alcea rosea

Item #1099

Biennial. One of the most popular hollyhocks of all time, Chater's Double was named after the English horticulturist, Chater of Essex, who developed this variety in 1880s. Colors include golden-yellow, rose, maroon, salmon-pink, scarlet, and white. Flowers have a long bloom period and are edible! Fairly drought tolerant but performs best with ample moisture and rich soil. Hardy in USDA zones 2–8. Attracts pollinators. Deer resistant.





Biennial

Full sun

Blooms summer

5'-6' tall

Days to Emerge:
10-14 days

Seed Depth:
Press into surface

Seed Spacing:
A group of
3 seeds
every 2' – 3'

Thinning:
When 3" tall,
thin to 1
every 2' – 3'


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost, or 1 to 2 weeks before average first fall frost. See inside of packet for details.

When to start inside: 6 to 8 weeks before average last frost; sow in biodegradable pot and transplant before taproot hits bottom.

Special germination instructions: Light aids germination; press seeds into soil surface.

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