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Alcea rosea 'Spring Celebrities Carmine Rose' (Hollyhock)

Hollyhock 'Spring Celebrities Carmine Rose', Spring Celebrities Series


Noted for its shorter stature, Alcea rosea 'Spring Celebrities Carmine Rose' (Hollyhock) is a short-lived perennial which produces sturdy spikes of large, double, brilliant rosy-red flowers. Blooming from mid to late summer, the striking flowers are arranged all round the spike and bloom from the bottom up. An old garden favorite, this hollyhock is perfect for the sunny border or containers. Great for small gardens too!

  • Grows vigorously up to 24-32 in. high (60-80 cm) and 12-18 in. wide (30-45 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.

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 3 – 10
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Alcea - Hollyhocks
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance High
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 3 – 10
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Alcea - Hollyhocks
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance High
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage

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