Old-Fashioned Blooms with Modern Vigor!
The most rust-resistant Hollyhock around!
Variety: Happy Lights Mix
Item Form: (P)?Pkt of 25 seeds
Zone: 3 – 9
Bloom Start to End: Early Summer
Seeds Per Pack: 25
Plant Height: 5 ft – 7 ft
Plant Width: 24 in – 3 ft
Bloom Size: 3 in
Additional Characteristics: Direct Sow,?Flower
Bloom Color: Mix
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Dry,?Moist,? well-drained
Soil Tolerance: Normal,? loamy
What a joy — big, wide-open Hollyhock blooms in clear shades of white, yellow, red, purple, and pink! Single-flowered Hollyhocks are hard to find these days, and rust-resistant varieties harder still. But this improved mix (replacing Country Garden) not only gives you radiant color and plenty of it, but also a tall, rust-free, ready-to-bloom plant just made for the back of the border, the garage or barn wall, and other show-off spots! No wonder it won Europe’s highest seed award!
Happy Lights Mix is a bold blend of white, pink, purple, red, and yellow blooms, each measuring about 3 inches apart and arising all along 5- to 7-foot stalks. This Hollyhock is no shrinking Violet — it shoots up tall and fast, with a long season of color-drenched blooms you can see from down the street. (Maybe they should have called it “Happy Searchlights” instead!) Sow the seeds in February for blooms the first summer, or in July and August for next year. This plant thrives in any good garden soil (even dry ones) provided it’s well-drained and exposed to full sunshine. Best of all, it’s more resistant to Rust than any most any other Hollyhock! I would’ve said Country Garden couldn’t be improved, but boy oh boy, Happy Lights has proved me wrong! You’ll love the difference!
The blooms arise in early and midsummer, and appreciate a good heavy feeding both before and during bloomtime. Space plants about 2 to 3 feet apart for a solid line of brilliant color. Pkt is 25 seeds.