Alcea rosea ficifolia double
Brand: Semo
Packaged:0,7 g
Ex Tax: 1.35€
Hollyhock ''Garland'' (mix).
Garden giants with large velvety flowers.
The stem is powerful, branched, 150-180 cm high. Large semi-double flowers of various colors are collected in long racemose inflorescences. Blooms in July-September.
Used for small groups on the lawn, mixborders, decorating walls, fences and cutting. Cut stems in the bud stage open in water.
The plant is heat-loving, drought-resistant. Prefers fertile, well-drained soils and a sunny position. In open areas it is necessary to tie up.
Sowing of seeds is carried out in May-June in open ground on spare ridges.
At a soil temperature of + 18 ° C, shoots appear on the 14-20th day. Seeds remain viable for 2-3 years. 1.0 g = 70-80 seeds.
In August-September, the plants are planted in a permanent place, maintaining a distance of 50 cm between them.
They bloom in the 2nd year after sowing.

Origin: Turkey, Asia.
Special Features: Deepest maroon color, appearing nearly black in color. 
Colour: Deepest maroon.
Natural Flowering Period: May - October.
Growth Habit: Upright. Foliage: Round, lobed leaves.
Height with Flower: 200-250 cm. Spacing between Plants: 50 cm.
Soil Requirement: Well-drained soils, pH 5.8 - 6.8.
Location: Full Sun.
Use: Plant this extraordinary dark flowering hollyhock together in the border with Echinacea, Salvia sclarea and Panicum virgatum.
Specialities: Tremendously popular old-fashioned perennial. 
Grams per 1000 seeds: 10,5.
Seed Requirement: 25 g / 1000 plants. 
Best Sowing Date: Anytime.
Way of Germination: Fast Germinator.
Germination: These seeds must be covered with a layer seed kernel diameter. Keep daytime temperatures at approximately +20°C, and keep the moisture constant. The seeds must be kept in the light and moderately warm after germination. 
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks Transplanting to salable Plant: 6 - 8 weeks. Fertilization: Medium.

Eng.: Common garden hollyhock. Bot. syn.: Althaea rosea (L.)

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