Summer Carnival Hollyhock Mix Seeds

(P) Pkt of 50 seeds
Item #00985-PK-P1


This AAS Winner blooms in just 4 months from seed

All-America Selections (AAS) Winner 1972

In 4 vibrant shades, these big semi- to fully-double flowers arise all along tall, sturdy stalks beginning just 4 months from sowing. An annual Summer Carnival Hollyhock is a long-blooming, very colorful series so garden-worthy that it received an AAS Award. Tall and stately, it blooms all summer for a rich display of big powderpuff blossoms in every shade of pink, rose, red, and yellow.

The 4-inch blooms are richly hued, and will not fade in the summer sun. Superb for cutting, they open from the bottom of the stalk upwards, keeping you in fresh blooms for weeks on end. And this stunning series sets its blooms even lower on the stalk than most hollyhocks, for a little more color on every stalk.

Easy to grow in full sun and almost any well-drained soil, this annual really takes off with a top-dressing of cow manure.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Alcea
Species rosea
Variety Summer Carnival Mix
Item Form (P) Pkt of 50 seeds
Zone 3 - 9
Bloom Start to End Early Summer - Late Summer
Seeds Per Pack 50
Plant Height 5 ft - 6 ft
Plant Width 24 in - 3 ft
Bloom Size 4 in
Additional Characteristics Award Winner, Flower
Bloom Color Mix
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Ornamental, Outdoor

Product Review Summary

Based on 1 review
The average rating for this product is 4 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 4.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

October 02, 2013

zone 4, started indoors in March/outdoors in June

This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

Like: really does flower first year (the seedlings I put in full sun were blooming by August; in partial sun by September), half came out as single flowers, peach and burgundy flowers showed up for me too. Dislike: needs staking, bees seem to be having a hard time finding or getting to the pollen on double flowers. I bought this mix as an adjunct to the Happy Lights Mix I really wanted but weren't blooming yet, specifically for the first year bloom. Since I was going for single flowers and a wider color range, I was surprised and delighted to see some in this mix. The doubles are beautiful too. There is conflicting information about whether this is an annual or a perennial, so I will have to wait and see if this comes back next year. If it does, I will keep it along with my other hollyhocks.

Faeriegaartener from MN

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