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Hollyhocks: Alcea rosea 'Indian Spring'

Botanical name: Alcea rosea 'Indian Spring'

Common name: hollyhock

also known as (Althaea rosea 'Indian Spring')

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Renee's Garden

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Soil: damp, acidic, sand
Sun:
  
Zones: 3a thru 10b
Care:
easy
Lifespan:
short-lived perennial
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Attributes:

fall interest, butterfly attracting, bee attracting

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description for "Hollyhocks: Alcea rosea 'Indian Spring'"

Hollyhock 'Indian Spring' is the old single form. This graceful antique strain of hollyhocks is the perfect backdrop for any country-style garden, providing nostalgic memories for many and old-fashioned beauty for all. An old-fashioned plant often seen growing alongside older farmhouses where it can reseed freely. The tall stems bear mostly single blossoms in classic hollyhock colors of deep rose, pink, salmon-pink, and white. Grow ‘Indian Spring’ as a screen along a wall or fence and watch the towering spires of pointed green buds slowly unfurl to reveal 4 inch chalice-shaped flowers – the dancing gowns of garden fairies. It is easy to grow, but the foliage is often affected by rust or Japanese beetles, so treatment may be necessary. ‘Indian Spring’ will bloom the first year from seed if planted early in spring. Planted later, it will bloom the following summer. After blossoms fade, cut off the spend flower stalks just above the ground. Fertilize well and continue to water plants as needed, then roots will push another flush of enchanting flower spires to open in fall. – edited by dtd pbcouchman

History:

Alcea rosea is native to Turkey and Asia.

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