Alcea Rosea-hybr spotlight series ‘Purple Rain’
New to our catalogue for 2022.
Single purple flowers.
These are grown from seed and so can fluctuate slightly from image. A sturdy form that is a great addition to the back of borders or just as a stand alone eye catcher in a cottage garden.
Hardiness: Fully Hardy
These are superb architectural structures both in flower and with just the seed heads on. If you leave these standing they stand out against the winter sky especially if covered in frost. The seed heads are also good for insects to hide in in winter.
Common Name: Hollyhock
Life Cycle: perennial
Foliage: orbicular / shallowly lobed
Basic Colour: ( Purple)
Flower Colour: Purple
Natural Flowering: May – October
Winter Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Height with Flowers: 180cm
Soil Requirements: average / moist / well-drained
Soil ph: acidic / alkaline / neutral
Location: cottage garden / border meadow
Usage: ornamental / bee food plant / attracts butterflies
Pruning: Cut back after flowering
Tolerates: drought tolerant / salt tolerant / deer resistance / rabbit resistance
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