About Hollyhock Halo Candy
The essence of the cottage garden is the hollyhock with the single large flowers. A perfect example of this classic English type is our newly featured Hollyhock Halo Candy with its plum color center radiating out to a lighter pink. Besides the blooms along the main stem, there are also many side stems with blooms that give these plants even more color. Of course, the hummingbirds love Hollyhocks Halo Candy, too.
Hollyhocks Halo Candy
Bloom Time: Late Spring - Mid Summer
Hollyhocks Halo Cerise Features: Attracts hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant, Attracts Butterfly, Some Rust Resistance, Perennial
Planting and Growing Hollyhocks
Make sure your Hollyhocks “harden off” to cool nights and windy conditions before planting. This requires leaving them outside in a protected area for a few days otherwise, they may wilt after planting. Choose an area that is mostly sunny. Prepare your planting hole by turning the soil at least a shovel size deep and wide and be sure the hole is filled with plenty of organic matter for best results. Remove your plant from its pack and gently loosen the root ball. Plant deep enough to cover the top of the root ball. Press down firmly on the soil and then water it in. Consider fertilizing once or twice a season. You can mulch if you like but not too close to the plant to avoid rot.