One of the bi-coloured Halo series of hollyhocks, Halo Pink produces large single pink flowers with a contrasting yellow centre. Flowering in its first year, the tall stately flower spires look stunning planted in a group at the back of a cottage garden border or against a sunny fence or wall.
How to sow
Sow on the surface of a good seed compost, and cover with a light sprinkling of compost of vermiculite. Place in a propagator or seal the seed tray inside a polythene bag until after germination.
How to grow
When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into 7.5cm (3in) pots and grow on in cooler conditions. When plants are well grown, gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions for 10-15 days before planting outdoors. Grow in full sun in any fertile, well drained soil. Choose a position that is sheltered from strong winds. Space plants at least 60cm (24in) apart to improve air circulation and help prevent hollyhock rust.
- Flowering period: June to September
- Pack contents (approx.): 60 seeds