Hollyhock, Summer Carnival Mixed Colors
Alcea rosea. Hardy perennial.
Bold double flowers on graceful, tall spires. A cottage garden favorite. Very heat and drought-tolerant. Summer Carnival is an improved Chaters variety with a longer life and blossoms beginning late in the first season. Blooms early summer through fall. Attracts pollinators.
Planting & Harvesting
Seed Depth: 1/4″ (6mm)
Spacing: 2″ (5cm)
Sprouts In: 10-20 days
Thinning: 12″ (30cm)
Hollyhocks grow easily in a sunny location and most any soil. Plant outdoors about two weeks before last spring frost date. Start transplants indoors four to five weeks earlier. Keep young plants evenly moist.
Hollyhocks are short-lived perennials, especially in moist soil. Replant every two to three years.