you sow the seeds of these charming flowers, you'll reward yourself with soft drifts of
color and scent that will bloom faithfully every spring; the biennials will provide color
for the following year. Plan to re-sow the biennials, or better yet, let them self-sow for
blooms every year thereafter. Includes sowing and growing and garden planning tips, plus
individual packets of: Hollyhock, 'Sutton's Apricot' Foxglove, Violet Sweet Rocket,
Pheasant-Eyed Pink, Straw Foxglove, Sweet William, and 'Grandmother's Garden Columbine.
Combine this collection with our old-fashioned annuals for all
FIG HOLLYHOCK Alcea ficifolia The original species called Antwerp
Hollyhock, was yellow. I offer here a natural hybrid between this species and A. rosea.
Yellow, copper ,rose, red, and white single saucer-shaped flowers bloom along the tall
stems. A true perennial, it persists for years and also is much less susceptible to rust.
The epitome of an old-fashioned flower, it looks best in informal settings, grown against
old out buildings and fences in masses. Listed in a book of 1833. Rich moist soils in sun.
6'-7' tall. Summer bloom. Zones 3-10