White Hollyhock

Alcea rosea ‘Polarstar’

Alcea

Hollyhock

<i>Alcea rosea</i> ‘Polarstar’

Though ‘Polarstar’, one of Jellito’s sensational new Hollyhock Spotlight-Series, was just introduced in 2010, the genus can be traced back some 60,000 years, from remains discovered at an Iraqi archaeological dig. Hollyhocks are romantically old-fashioned, a compelling quintessential mainstay for the sunny cottage garden or rear of the perennial border.

Lolling atop majestic upright stalks with big, round, rich green lobed leaves, an irresistible bevy of single pure white cup-shaped blooms showcase lemon yellow eyes. This easily grown perennial blooms the first season, prefers well-drained soil, and should be pruned close to the ground after the blossoms fade to promote an autumn rebloom.

Blooms May – October.

Size: 5' 0" – 6' 0" high x 2' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 3.

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Fantastic Fall Foliage.... The arresting foliage of these easy-care, low growing perennials remains tidy well into November. Adequate water, mulch and a mid-season trim help ensure their staying power.

November's last hurrah.... The shorter days and cooler nights of November have set the garden ablaze with eye-catching foliar color. By planting an assortment of woody plants as well as herbaceous perennials and ornamental grasses, which promote late season allure, a last hurrah is easily achieved. Each of the plants included in this newsletter bestow either plump berries, late blooms, compelling foliage or artful branching patterns. Happy Digging!

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