Alcea filicifolia 'Happy Lights'

Happy LightsHollyhock

Categories: Herbaceous Perennial

Alcea ficifolia... Brilliant color range, varying from white to purple, from red to yellow, and all colors in between. The vigorous, 6-6 1/2 foot tall plants are strong enough to support the explosion of blooms that Happy Lights produce.


More About Alcea filicifolia 'Happy Lights'

  • single flowers---mix of colors
  • strong grower...less disease prone

Most impressive in the garden as tall border plants or for background planting. They bloom from mid summer to frost and the long stems make for excellent cut flowers. Very easy to grow from seed, this reliable perennial is extremely hardy and will flourish in full sun and rich soil.


Height:

4-6 ft

Spread:

1-2 ft

Hardiness Zone:

3-9

Alcea filicifolia 'Happy Lights' Characteristics

Attributes

  • Dried Flower
  • Cottage Garden
  • Mass Plant
  • Screening/Hedge
  • Specimen
  • Border
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage

Exposure

  • Sun Tolerant
  • Does best in full sun

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Rapid

Nature Attraction

  • Songbirds
  • Butterflies
  • Hummingbirds

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer
  • Late Summer

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average
  • Moist

Flower Color

  • Lilac
  • Red
  • Yellow
  • Creamy White
  • White
  • Mauve
  • Light Pink
  • Apricot
  • Pink
  • Rose
  • Burgundy
  • Appleblossom Pink

Habit

  • Upright
  • Pyramidal