Hollyhock Chater's Maroon

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Hollyhock Chater's Maroon Seeds
Hollyhock Chater's Maroon
Hollyhock Chaters Double Maroon Seeds Size
Hollyhock Chaters Double Maroon Seeds Pack
  • A classic cottage Hollyhock
  • Blooms from mid-summer through to autumn
  • Spectacular, large, maroon, fully double, powder-puff blooms
  • 50 seeds per pack
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Hollyhock Chater's Maroon
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Chater's Double Maroon Hollyhock features bold spikes of ruffled, maroon coloured double flowers rising above the foliage from mid to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its large tomentose round leaves remain grayish green in color throughout the season. 

Chater's Double Maroon 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.

Hollyhocks are quite high maintenance plants 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 Maroon is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Vertical Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

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How to grow Hollyhock Chater's Double seeds

Sow February to March or September to October. Sow seeds onto the surface of a good, free-draining, damp, seed compost. Cover with a very fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag at a temperature of 15-20C until after germination which usually takes 14-21 days. Do not exclude light as this helps germination. Alternatively, sow in late summer in a cool greenhouse and then overwinter plants in cool, well lit conditions. Plant out the following spring. This method produces larger plants and is recommended if the soil is heavy or badly drained.

Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into trays or 7.5cm pots. Gradually acclimatise plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost 45cm (18in) apart.

Rust remedies
Hollyhocks are archetypal cottage garden plants (you often see them growing beautifully in churchyards). The cleaner, sulphur-free air that we all now enjoy, however, means that fungus on roses and hollyhocks is more common. Both plants need tinkering to be at their best.

Rust fungus forms little pustules on the underside of hollyhock basal leaves and often spreads from there up the stem. If you want to grow your hollyhocks right by a path, they need to look vigorous and healthy. The only way to guarantee this is to use fungicides. If Bordeaux mixture, a traditional copper sulphate-derived remedy, is not enough to hold rust at bay, you may need to use stronger fungicides.

If this all feels far too much like chemical warfare, ignore any rust problems and hide the foliage of your hollyhocks by putting them nearer the back of the border.

Make more plants
Hollyhocks self-sow, so once you have introduced them they should spring up of their own volition, but they will creep to the sunny, open front of the bed. Watch out for this and dig some up and put them further back out of the limelight to get a balanced sweep. Don't transfer them directly, though – they need a short spell of TLC.

Dig up self-sown seedlings and pot them into a 7cm pot. Once the roots have filled it, move them on into a slim, deep pot to accommodate the tap root.

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Fast Facts

Article number:
Botanical Name:
Alcea rosea
Common Name:
Days to germinate:
14-21 days
Days to maturity:
About 18-21 months after you sewed your seeds your hollyhocks will have reached adult size and will reward you with beautiful tall spikes of hollyhock flowers.
Flowering time:
June - September
Hardiness and Longevity:
Hardy Perennial
Up To 180cm
Ideal For:
Cottage Gardens
Up To 60cm
Full sun

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