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Perennial

Chater's Double Red Hollyhock

Alcea rosea 'Chater's Double Red'

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Chater's Double Red Hollyhock (Alcea rosea 'Chater's Double Red') at Oakland Nurseries Inc

Alcea rosea 'Chater's Double Red' flowers

Alcea rosea 'Chater's Double Red' flowers

(Photo courtesy of Northscaping.com)

Plant Height: 4 feet

Flower Height: 6 feet

Spread: 24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone: 2b

Other Names: Althaea rosea

Description:

Bold, ruffled, double deep scarlet flowers on towering spikes, this biennial is tolerant to the natural toxin formed by the roots of Black Walnut, but can be susceptible to Japanese beetles; plant in full sun for better growth

Ornamental Features:

Chater's Double Red Hollyhock features bold spikes of scarlet round flowers rising above the foliage from mid to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It's large tomentose round leaves remain grayish green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes:

Chater's Double Red Hollyhock is an herbaceous perennial with a rigidly upright and towering form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.

This is a high maintenance perennial that will require regular care and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Disease
  • Self-Seeding

Chater's Double Red Hollyhock is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Vertical Accent
  • General Garden Use
  • Mass Planting

Plant Characteristics:

Chater's Double Red Hollyhock will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity extending to 6 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. It tends to be leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 feet from the ground, and should be underplanted with lower-growing perennials. The flower stalks can be weak and so it may require staking in exposed sites or excessively rich soils. It grows at a fast rate, and tends to be biennial, meaning that it puts on vegetative growth the first year, flowers the second, and then dies. However, this species tends to self-seed and will thereby endure for years in the garden if allowed.

This perennial should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This plant can be propagated by seed.

This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
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