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.