Alcea rosea ‘Peaches ‘n Dreams’ – Hollyhocks have been grown in gardens for centuries, their tall spikes of satiny, crepe-textured flowers making a fine display in mid-summer. Best at the back of a sunny border, with something in front to hide their bare lower stems. This tall strain features fluffy double flowers in a peachy-pink blend. Plants usually act as short-lived perennials, but will re-seed themselves for many years. Rust is often a problem, particularly in humid summer regions. H: 150cm – 200cm W: 30cm – 45cm. Full Sun, Partial Shade.
Plant Alcea rosea ‘Peaches ‘n Dreams’ seeds just below the surface of a good seed raising mix; keep them moist and at a temperature of 20C until germination. When the plants grow big enough to handle safely, transplant them Into individual pots before planting out in late spring. Hollyhocks bloom the first season when seed is started early, within about 4 months from sowing.