We wanted to find a hollyhock that didn't tower over the garden and would blend it a bit better, or even be usable in containers. Fiesta Time is just that type of selection. Coming in about 3 ft. tall, it produces luxurious pink blooms with plenty of double bloom flair. Fiesta Time emerges pink and fades to a pure white around the edges. It's just the right size to preside over some of our other selections and provide an outstanding vertical element to your garden.
Hollyhock is a short lived perennial that produces gorgeous blooms that pollinators love. Blooming in Midsummer this is a perfect plant for following up on spring or early summer bloomers like Phlox, Iris, or Allium. Since Hollyhock are tall they make a great backdrop for other flowering perennials. Planted along a wall or fence they will give the garden depth with other mid-sized plants in front of them.
Photo Credit: Walter Gardens
|Bloom Color:||Emerge shades of pink and red progress to pink with a halo of white.|
|Bloom Period:||Mid summer|
|Genus & Species:||Alcea rosea 'Fiesta Time'|
|Mature Height:||3 ft.|
|Mature Spread:||18 to 24 inches|
|Plant Spacing:||14 to 20 inches|
|Planting Depth:||Crown of plant level with the soil surface|
|Planting Time:||Spring planting|
|Soil Type:||Moist well drained soil - soil must remain moist|
|Sun Exposure:||Full sun (6+ hours)|
|Zone:||3 to 9|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
Caring for Alcea rosea 'Fiesta Time' - Hollyhock
Hollyhocks prefer soil that is rich and remains moist. Its often a good idea to spend a few years growing easier cultivars and top dressing the garden with compost and mulch each year to provide excellent conditions if your soil is questionable. You'll want to plant them in full sun for best performance and they can be planted around walnut trees as they are immune to the toxic effects. When thinking about a location for your hollyhocks remember that they provide excellent height, even the shorter cultivars come in around 3 ft. tall. They have strong stems, so typically they don't fall, but if you have them in an exposed and windy site they maybe staked to avoid collapse. Japanese beetles love Hollyhock, so you'll need to be aware of them.
I was hesitant to order from an on line nursery but all of my plants came fully intact, great packaging, and with all necessary care instructions. Easy ordering and full tracking of my order gave me peace of mind. My plants are healthy and are “taking” to our yard well. Can’t wait for blooms!