Saturday, August 28, 2010

Dwarf Hollyhock

Alcea rosea 'Queeny Mix'
(al-KEE-uh) (RO-zee-uh)

Besides having colorful double flowers this Hollyhock is the shortest growing that is commercially available reaching only 24 inches tall. This makes it an instant winner in my book. Although Hollyhocks have been a staple for the back of the perennial border for a long time the ‘Queeny’ series can be used in the middle of the border without the need for staking. It also blooms earlier than the regular Hollyhocks and is suitable for container cultivation.