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PlantFiles: Hollyhock
Alcea rosea 'Chater's Doubles Pink'

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Alcea (al-KEE-uh) (Info)
Species: rosea (RO-zee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Chater's Doubles Pink

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 2a: to -45.5 C (-50 F)
USDA Zone 2b: to -42.7 C (-45 F)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
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

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive phkat On Aug 8, 2013, phkat from Libby, MT (Zone 5b) wrote:

Absolutely beautiful. My husband loves these better than anything else in my flower beds. (At the moment anyway.)

Positive gary1173 On May 30, 2010, gary1173 from Sugar Land, TX wrote:

I planted one of these last year, assuming I would not get blooms the first year. Surprisingly, it was beautiful, with several 8 feet tall stems, covered with double pink blooms which resemble carnations. The original plant bloomed again this year, although not quite as vigorously. Last year, after the blooms faded, I harvested seeds to replant. Those plants are currently about 3 feet tall (May in Houston), not sure if I will get blooms this year. Both last year and this year, some of the leaves of my hollyhocks got covered with some sort of pest or disease -- small brown spots -- but it doesn't seem to harm the overall health of the plant. A great addtion to my garden.

Positive dicentra63 On Jun 20, 2007, dicentra63 from West Valley City, UT (Zone 6b) wrote:

It's hard to wait until the second year for the flowers, but they were well worth the wait.


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

Libby, Montana
Sugar Land, Texas
Salt Lake City, Utah

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