Outhouse Hollyhock Flowers, early 1900's Heirloom, Organic $3.45 $3.95
The Seed Savers Exchange - (Alcea rosea) This classic variety has graced outbuildings on Iowa farmsteads for over a century. Years ago, refined ladies just looked for the hollyhocks and didn’t have to ask where the outhouse was. Single blooms of white, light pink, magenta, and burgundy. Blooms the second year in the North or first year in more moderate climates. Self-seeding biennial, 6-9' tall. Organic Self-seeding biennial grows to 6-9 feet tall Single blossoms in shades of white, pink, and red Great for ornamental plantings in the garden 100 seeds per packet Instructions: Sow seed indoors 1/4" deep. Plant out after the danger of frost has passed in late spring. Can also be directly sown outdoors 3 weeks before the last frost. Prefers light well-drained soil and will tolerate dry conditions. Start Indoors: 6-8 weeks before the last frost Germination: 15-21 Days Plant Outdoors: 4-6” Apart Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Black Hollyhock Flower, Heirloom pre-1629 $3.45 $3.95
Seed Exchange - This single hollyhock was described in 1629 by English botanist John Parkinson as being “of a darke red like blackblood.” It appears black on overcast days, but will have a hint of red in bright sun. Plant next to a white fence for a spectacular contrast. Self-seeding biennial, 5-6' tall. Self-seeding biennial grows to 6 feet tall Deep red flowers look almost black Single blossoms Good for landscaping and ornamental gardens 100 Seeds Instructions - Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors one week before last frost. Give space to allow airflow, and grow in rich moist soil. Stake tall plants. Direct Seed 1/8" Deep Germination 10-14 days Thin 18-36" Apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
Hollyhock Apricot-Peach Parfait $2.95 $3.25
Renee's Garden - Bred in England for form and color, the tall spikes of these classic cottage garden flowers are packed with powder puff blossoms in delicious shades of apricot and rosy peach. The big, 3 to 4-inch frilly blossoms unfurl along with sturdy tall 5 to 7-foot stalks. Long-lasting Apricot-Peach Parfait is perfect to screen a wall or fence and create a stunning tall garden accent. These beautiful double hollyhocks in luscious colors will be a focal point in every garden. Characteristics: Bred in England for form and color Biennial Tall spikes Powderpuff blossoms Shades of apricot and rosy-peach Approx 75-80 seeds Instructions -Plant seeds in full sun in ordinary garden soil in spring after the danger of frost is past. Poke seeds into well-worked soil about 1/2 inch deep, 6 to 8 inches apart. Keep moist until germination in 7 to 14 days. Start seeds indoors about 8 weeks before the last expected frost date. Sow 2 inches apart and 1/2 inch deep in flats or individual containers of seed starting mix. Provide a strong light source and keep the mix evenly moist to await germination in 7 to 14 days. When seedlings are 3 to 4 inches tall, gradually acclimate to outdoor conditions, then transplant into the garden. Plant in: March - June Full sun Plant 1/2 inch deep Plant 6-8 inches apart 7-14 days to germinate Mature Height: 5-7 feet Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers due to availability.
Indian Spring Hollyhock, 1939 Heirloom $2.95 $2.99
Renee's Garden - These antique hollyhocks provide old-fashioned beauty to any country-style garden. The tall stems bear mostly single blossoms in classic hollyhock colors of deep rose, pink, salmon-pink, and white. Grow as a screen at the back of the garden and watch the towering spires of pointed buds slowly unfurl to reveal chalice-shaped flowers — the dancing gowns of flower garden fairies. (Alcea rosea) Characteristics: Heirloom Selective Butterfly & Hummingbird favorites Pollinators & Beneficials Summer/Fall bloom Frost hardy 100 Seeds Instructions - To start in the garden, plant seeds in full sun in ordinary garden soil in spring after the danger of frost is past. Poke seeds into well-worked soil about 1/2 inch deep, 6 to 8 inches apart. Keep moist until seedlings emerge in 7 to 14 days. To start early indoors, start seeds indoors about 8 weeks before the last expected frost date. Sow two inches apart and 1/2 inch deep in flats or individual containers of seed starting mix. Provide a strong light source and keep the mix evenly moist until germination takes place. When seedlings are 3 to 4 inches tall, transplant them 12 to 18 inches apart after gradually acclimating to outdoor conditions. Space seedlings 12 to 18 inches apart so plants have ample room to mature. 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 spent flower stalks just above the ground. Fertilize well and continue to water plants as needed, and roots will push another flush of enchanting flower spires that will open in the fall. Plant in March-June Full sun Plant 1/2" deep Space seeds 6-8" apart 7-14 days to germinate Mature height: 5-7 feet Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers due to availability.