Hollyhock the Watchman HEIRLOOM Seeds

Hollyhock the Watchman HEIRLOOM Seeds

Alcea rosea

Item #1225

Biennial. From a distance, the dark color of The Watchman is as black as the moonless night sky, but on closer inspection you can see its rich purplish burgundy cast. Seductive towers of flowers for bees and butterflies make an excellent backdrop for pink, red, yellow or white flowers. Instructions inside packet for making old-fashioned hollyhock dolls.

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Full sun

Blooms summer

5'-6' tall

Days to Emerge:
10 days

Seed Depth:
Press into surface

Seed Spacing:
A group of 5 seeds every 2'

When 3" tall, thin to 1 every 2'

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; transplant before taproot hits bottom of pot.

Special germination instructions: Seeds require light to germinate; do not cover with soil.

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