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1 x Alcea Rosea Plena Chater's Red - 9cm Pot

1 x Alcea Rosea Plena Chater's Red - 9cm Pot

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This stunning Alcea features large scarlet red double flowers through the summer. A striking addition to the back of a bed or boarder that will add height and attract butterflies and other pollinators.

  1. Flowers:

    • The defining characteristic of plena varieties is their double-flowered nature. The flowers have multiple layers of petals, giving them a fuller, more robust appearance compared to the single-flowered varieties. The colour range is extensive and includes shades of pink, red, yellow, white, and even bi-coloured varieties.
  2. Height:

    • Hollyhocks are known for their towering spikes, and the plena varieties are no exception. They can reach heights of 150 to 240 cm or more, providing a vertical element in the garden.
  3. Foliage:

    • The leaves are generally large, heart-shaped, and coarsely toothed. They form a basal rosette at the base of the plant.
  4. Growing Conditions:

    • Hollyhocks prefer full sun and well-draining soil. They are adaptable to different soil types and can tolerate some drought once established. Adequate support, such as staking, may be needed to prevent the tall flower spikes from leaning or breaking in windy conditions.
  5. Bloom Time:

    • Hollyhocks typically bloom in the summer months, creating a stunning display of colour in the garden. The double-flowered varieties add a touch of elegance and charm.
  6. Uses:

    • Plena varieties of Alcea rosea are often used in cottage gardens, borders, and as background plants. Their height makes them suitable for creating a visual focal point, and the double flowers add a lush and romantic feel to the landscape.
  7. Care:

    • Alceas are generally low-maintenance but may benefit from staking to support their tall flower spikes. They can be susceptible to rust, a common fungal disease affecting their leaves, so proper spacing and good air circulation are essential.
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Current Despatch Timescales:

(16/04/24) Order Despatch Updates:

Normal orders up until the 15th of  April have been despatched 

Plant Boxes pre-ordered for April delivery between the 11th March - 25th March: will be despatched from the 19th of April onwards

Plant Boxes pre-ordered between the 14th April - 16th April are for May delivery.  We will update our page with an exact date in the coming weeks.

Log orders: will be despatched w/c 15th of April

FREE Plant orders: all will be despatched in May, we will update our page with an exact date in the coming weeks

Orders placed using the 'Express Delivery' option. These are currently being delivered within two working days after placing the order.