Alcea rosea 'Halo Cerise'
- Tall, easy plant for drama in a sunny spot
- Large, two-tone flowers attract wildlife & admiring neighbors
- A classic flower from Grandma's garden
Alcea rosea 'Halo Cerise' is an exquisite hollyhock with pink flowers that have a darker purple halo in the center. The beautiful flowers are prominent in early to midsummer and sit atop tall, sturdy stems. It is a very hardy plant that attracts both butterflies and hummingbirds.
Uses: Borders, Containers, Cottage Gardens, Landscapes
Nature Attraction: Hummingbirds, Bees, Butterflies
Notable Features: Cut Flower, Black Walnut Tolerant
Growth Habit: Upright
Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow these tall, stately plants in the back of the border or along walls or fences. Hollyhocks prefer full sun and moist, well-drained, moderately fertile soil. May require staking. May re-seed if not deadheaded; move seedlings when very young, as they resent disturbance once established. Watch for Japanese beetles in early summer. Clean up dead leaves & debris in autumn to prevent fungal diseases from overwintering.