About Hollyhock Chaters Double
Although the Hollyhock Chaters are called double they are really more like pom-poms. The flowers can be over 5” wide and they cover the tall strong stalks. The range of colors can be light scarlet, bright pink, yellow, maroon, salmon, violet and white. Hollyhock Chaters Double are perfect for the back of the garden and along fences. Of course, the hummingbirds love them!
Hollyhock Chaters Double
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.