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Spotlight™ Radiant Rose Hollyhock

Alcea rosea 'Radiant Rose'

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Spotlight Radiant Rose Hollyhock (Alcea rosea 'Radiant Rose') at Vandermeer Nursery

Spotlight™ Radiant Rose Hollyhock flowers

Spotlight™ Radiant Rose Hollyhock flowers

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Height:  6 feet

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  2b

Other Names:  Althaea rosea

Group/Class:  Spotlight Series

Brand:  Walters Gardens

Description:

Stunning pink flowers with hot pink streaks, on tall, sturdy stalks in midsummer; this biennial is tolerant to the natural toxin formed by the roots of Black Walnut, but can be susceptible to Japanese beetles; plant in full sun for better growth

Ornamental Features

Spotlight™ Radiant Rose Hollyhock features bold spikes of rose round flowers with pink overtones, chartreuse eyes and hot pink streaks rising above the foliage from early to mid summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its tomentose lobed leaves remain green in colour throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Spotlight™ Radiant Rose Hollyhock is an herbaceous perennial with a rigidly upright and towering form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.

This is a high maintenance plant that will require regular care and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Disease
  • Self-Seeding

Spotlight™ Radiant Rose Hollyhock is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Vertical Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Spotlight™ Radiant Rose Hollyhock will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It tends to be leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and should be underplanted with lower-growing perennials. The flower stalks can be weak and so it may require staking in exposed sites or excessively rich soils. It grows at a fast rate, and tends to be biennial, meaning that it puts on vegetative growth the first year, flowers the second, and then dies. However, this species tends to self-seed and will thereby endure for years in the garden if allowed. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
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