Hollyhock Queeny Purple Alcea Rosea is a popular biennial or tender perennial garden flower. Hollyhock Queeny Purple seeds can be started directly outdoors in spring or fall in mild climates. This compact growing Hollyhock variety grows only 24-36 inches tall producing spikes of extra-large, fully-double, lilac-purple flowers that densely grow on erect, sturdy flowering stems. Hollyhock blooms in summer and its showy flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
Hollyhock Queeny Purple is a rare, low growing selection that is an outstanding choice for planting in smaller gardens, containers, or just everywhere else where the tall varieties of Hollyhock are not suitable for growing. Alcea Rosea seeds germinate relatively fast producing drought tolerant Hollyhock Queeny Purple that grows well in a wide range of soil conditions preferring average, well-drained soil and blooming best in full sun. Hollyhock Queeny Purple makes a wonderful cut flower, and despite being biennial or short-lived perennial, Hollyhock self-seeds freely establishing itself permanently in a garden.
Height: 24-36 Inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Rich/Average/Moist well-drained, pH 6.1-7.8
USDA Zones: 3-10
Sow Indoors: Spring (6-8 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring/Fall
Seed Depth: 1/8 Inch
Germination Time: 21-28 Days