Hollyhock Seeds - Single Mixed - Alcea Rosea - Cottage Garden Flower

Type: Biennial/Short-lived perennial
Approximate height: Up to 2 metres
Flowering Time: Summer
Site and soil type: Well-drained soil in sun
When to sow: Late spring to early autumn
Where to sow: Inside, into trays, modules or pots.
Packet contents: Approximately 50 seeds / 0.5 g

These are the single, tall hollyhocks with large open saucer-like flowers in lovely shades from white to crimson.

The flowers are very attractive to bees, especially bumblebees.

Hollyhocks are biennial plants which means it will produce leaves in its first year and flower in the second. Biennials often die after flowering although Hollyhocks can often last for more than one year.  These plants will self-seed if you leave the seed heads on the plant. 

Hollyhocks can attract / provide food for the following creatures:

  • Buff-tailed bumblebees 
  • πŸ¦‡ (RHS)
  • An "RHS Plants for Pollinators" plant **

All our seed packets include sowing instructions.

Jemima’s Garden seeds are plastic free and reyclable. They’re contained in an inner glassine envelope, (made from pine wood cellulose), and an outer Kraft paper seed packet. Any shipping packaging is also plastic free and recyclable.

Key to symbols:

πŸ› A food plant for the caterpillar

πŸ¦‹ Provides nectar for the adult moth or butterfly

πŸ¦‡ Listed in: Bat Conservation Trust Encouraging bats, A guide for bat-friendly gardening and living

πŸ¦‡ (RHS)  Listed in the RHS Plants for Bats list

** RHS Plants for Pollinators. The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects. Find out more at rhs.org.uk/plantsforpollinators

** The Royal Horticultural Society, and its logo, are trade marks of The Royal Horticultural Society (Registered Charity No 222879/SC038262) and used under licence.