Series: Spotlight Series

Alcea rosea 'Sunshine'

Sunshine Hollyhock

Categories: Herbaceous Perennial

Yes, PERENNIAL – not the Usual Biennial!  The result of 18 years of intensive breeding, this hollyhock bloom the first year and live much longer than the two-year life span of past Alcea! It grow a stately 4-6' tall, the top third of its stems filled with large single yellow blooms....towering above 18"-wide mounds of basal foliage.


More About Alcea rosea 'Sunshine'

  • Over 18 years of development
  • truly perennial-not biennial-and they bloom the first year from seed.

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 'Sunshine' 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

  • Yellow

Habit

  • Pyramidal
  • Upright