Superior White Hollyhock (Alcea rosea) Another family heirloom from Thunder Bay, Ontario, these seeds come to us from Ken’s niece, Carly Hughes, who saved the seeds from a beautiful specimen in her neighbour’s Port Arthur flower gardens. Large and attractive pearly-white blooms occur in the second year. The white hollyhock is a popular ornamental, adding a beautiful touch to cottage gardens and creating a lovely backdrop for other plants of contrast. The pearl-white flowers attract butterflies and bees, making it a great addition to pollinator gardens.
20 seeds per packet $$4.45
Planting Instructions: Start seeds 6-8 weeks before last frost date, sowing in cell pack on surface and slightly covering with soil. Keep under bright light. Germinates in 7-10 days. Transplant seedlings 18-36 inches apart in well-drained soils trying not to disturb the roots. Do not crowd plants, they require good air circulation. Seeds can be sown outdoors in the late fall to enhance spring germination.