Series: Spotlight Series

Alcea rosea 'Mars Magic'

Mars Magic Hollyhock

Categories: Herbaceous Perennial

Bright red, single flowers are produced on tall, sturdy stalks in midsummer.


More About Alcea rosea 'Mars Magic'

  • For over 18 years, Jelitto worked to develop a consistent strain of stable, straight color, single flowered Hollyhocks. The Alcea rosea Spotlight Series was introduced by Jelitto in 2010 with multiple single color strains including deep black-purple, red, pink, yellow, and white.

These giant flowerstems(up to 6') sport numerous blooms crowded together -- when fully open, they are a solid wall of soft color! Of course, like all Hollyhocks the buds open from the bottom of the plant upwards, giving you weeks of fresh flowers! Full sun and rich, well-worked, moist soil. Staking required.


Height:

4-6 ft

Spread:

1-2 ft

Hardiness Zone:

3-9

Alcea rosea 'Mars Magic' Characteristics

Attributes

  • Dried Flower
  • Mass Plant
  • Border
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage

Exposure

  • Sun Tolerant
  • Does best in full sun

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Rapid

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Hummingbirds
  • Songbirds

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer
  • Late Summer

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average
  • Moist

Flower Color

  • Red
  • Crimson

Habit

  • Pyramidal
  • Upright