Alcea ficifolia | LemonRegular price $12.00 Save $-12.00
Alcea ficifolia is also known as the Fig-leaved hollyhock or Russian Hollyhock. The lemon form of this lovely Hollyhock is considered to be more rust resistant than other varieties.
Deadheading hollyhock plants isn’t actually necessary, but it is considered to be good practice. It can help keep the plants to repeat flower as well as keeping them neat and tidy looking. Deadheading is going to help them flower often right up to the first frost. We would also recommend removing dead and damage leaves to improve not only the look but it will provide you with a healthier plant.
Towards the end of the growing season in Autumn when most of the flowers are finished, leave some seed pods on the stalk, and this way they will develop, drop seed and provide you with new plants for the coming season. You can always move these to other locations once they get a little bigger. Some seedlings may have a pink tinge to the flowers.
Hollyhocks need full sun and moist, rich, well drained soil, do not plant them in dry soil. Stake your hollyhocks as and strong winds will knock them over or you can plant them amongst other plants to give them some support.
Plant hollyhock flowers with adequate space between them so that airflow will prevent collection of moisture.
This plant is considered to be a bienniel or a short lived perennial.
Winter dormant | Perennial
Height 1.5m -1.8m
Plant size PB2 | Equivalent 1.2 litres