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Antwerp Hollyhock

This is the old fashioned hollyhock found in grandmother's garden. Plants are at least 8' tall and covered with 4" blooms in many colors. Very hardy in zones 3-9, Antwerp will not flower until the second year.

35 seeds

 

 

 

PLANTING

Alcea ficifolia

 Biennial, zone 3-9

Germination: 10-21 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 60-70ºF

Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface and lightly cover, seeds need some light to germinate

Starting Indoors: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Provide 60-70ºF soil temperature. Transplant after last frost, 18-24” apart

Sowing Outdoors:  Direct sow after the last frost and in the fall

Growth Habit: Columnar

Height and Width:  72-90" by 12-18"

Spacing: 12-24" apart

Light Needs: Full sun to part shade

Soil Needs: Fertile, moist, well-drained

Approximate days to flower from seed: Blooms in the second season

Uses: Cut flowers, back border of the flower garden, cottage gardens, attracts pollinators

Care: Water seedlings regularly until established. Amend soil with compost before transplanting.  Cut back stems as the blooms fade, this encourages more flower production. Leave some seed pods on the plant of you would like it to self-seed.

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08/04/2021
Bibianne St. Hilaire
United States United States
I recommend this product

Antwerp hollyhock

I seeded in different varieties of hollyhocks, including Antwerp. Some didn't germinate, but not sure if was the Antwerp variety.

MS
06/02/2021
Mike S.
United States United States

Great plant

Grew great

KT
07/24/2018
Kathleen T.
United States

Hollyhocks

Hollyhocks are one of my favorites - but being addressed in any form by "Hey" is definitely not.

SS
05/26/2018
Shirley S.
United States

Beautiful hollyhock

I planted the Antwerp Hollyhock, and it is lovely.