Normal, IL, United States
August 10, 2018
Striking but small
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0

What are the pros? Add interest, easy to grow

What are the cons? smaller than most hollyhocks


I was surprised at the size of these flowers, and was disappointed that nothing about their small size was mentioned on the packaging or description, as I got them assuming they would be the same size as a typical hollyhock. I think the largest ones might have been slightly bigger than a quarter, or somewhere between that and a half dollar. However, I bought them to put in the butterfly garden as a striking and different flower, and they definitely did not disappoint! I sowed them directly in spring and they came up easily. Plants themselves are also smaller and skinnier than a typical hollyhock, but that really worked out well in the spot in which they grew. They were so cute! I have had a few people ask about them, and they looked beautiful in the summer bouquets we made. The Japanese beetles were hard on them, but I didn't see anything else bother them; after the JB's passed, they pulled through well and are still blooming and it's August 10th. Will replant next year for sure

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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