Hollyhock
Alcea rosea 'Fiesta Time'

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Alcea (al-KEE-uh) (Info)
Species: rosea (RO-zee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Fiesta Time
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Category:

Biennials

Perennials

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Alabaster, Alabama

Evergreen, Colorado

Gaithersburg, Maryland

Pittston, Pennsylvania

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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0
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0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Jan 8, 2012, spadyx from Milwaukee, WI wrote:

I was the originator of this strain when I brought It back from Costa Rica in the mid 1990's. I passed on seed to Kristl Walek of Gardens North and from there it has made it's way into the trade. At least I'm glad they kept the name!

Don Martinson
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Positive

On Oct 5, 2010, nepeangarden from ottawa
Canada wrote:

This was one of the best plants in my garden this year. I planted a two-inch plug in my partly-shaded front garden which has so-so soil in May, and to my surprise it grew into a 4-5 foot tall plant with two branches, each of which has been showcasing the lovely pink-and-white flowers since mid-July. It is now the first week of October, and it is still in bloom here in Canada!