Noted for its shorter stature, Alcea rosea 'Queeny Purple' (Hollyhock) is an annual which produces sturdy spikes of large, frilly edged, purple flowers, resembling powder puffs. Blooming from mid to late summer, the striking flowers, up to 4 in. across (10 cm), are arranged all round the spike and bloom from the bottom up. An old garden favorite, this award-winning hollyhock is perfect for the sunny border or containers. Great for small gardens too!
- 2004 AAS Flower Winner
- Grows vigorously up to 20-30 in. high (50-75 cm) and 10-12 in. wide (25-30 cm). Hollyhocks easily self-seed and can establish colonies in the garden.
- Performs best in full sun, in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Tolerates a wide range of soil conditions, but will not tolerate wet winter soils. Partial shade is appreciated in the hottest climates.
- Easy to grow, Hollyhock is a welcomed addition to beds and borders and cottage gardens.
- The flowers are attractive to hummingbirds, which hover near the blossoms, and to butterflies. Rabbit resistant.
- Propagate by seed sown in gentle heat in mid-winter or in-situ in spring
- Cut back after flowering.