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ALCEA 'Peaches 'N' Dreams'
Hollyhock, Peaches 'n Dreams Hollyhock
Hollyhock is a tall, short-lived, herbaceous perennial native to western Asia. In summer, large rosettes of characteristically rough, hairy leaves give rise to very tall, leafy stalks lined with show-stopping flowers. Hollyhock ‘Peaches ‘n’ Dreams’ produces masses of double flowers in shades of peach, white and raspberry even in the first year. Hollyhocks do produce large numbers of seedling which may or may not grow true to the parent.
Hollyhocks are attractive to butterflies and bees and thrive in full sun and moderately fertile soil with good drainage. In the coldest climates, they may not survive the winter and are grown as annuals, though thick layers of mulch will help protect the planting. The tall flower stalks are usually sturdy, but may require staking to remain upright. Hollyhock is an old-fashioned flower and makes an excellent addition to cottage gardens and the back of mixed borders where the disease-prone foliage maybe hidden.
10 - 3
3 - 9
1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
4'-6' / 1.2m - 1.8m
1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m
Summer, Late Summer
Clay, Loam, Sand
White, Pink, Peach
Bedding Plant, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Mixed Border
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