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Alcea rosea 'Spring Celebrities Lemon'

Spring Celebrities™ Lemon Hollyhock

Hollyhock

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Beautiful, lemon yellow double blooms on a more compact plant; this biennial is tolerant to the natural toxin formed by the roots of Black Walnut, but can be susceptible to Japanese beetles; plant in full sun for better growth

Description

Beautiful, lemon yellow double blooms on a more compact plant; this biennial is tolerant to the natural toxin formed by the roots of Black Walnut, but can be susceptible to Japanese beetles; plant in full sun for better growth

Landscape Attributes

Spring Celebrities™ Lemon Hollyhock is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.

This is a high maintenance plant that will require regular care and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Spring Celebrities™ Lemon Hollyhock is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;Mass Planting;General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Spring Celebrities™ Lemon Hollyhock will grow to be about 20 inches tall at maturity extending to 30 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. It tends to be leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and should be underplanted with lower-growing perennials. It grows at a fast rate, and tends to be biennial, meaning that it puts on vegetative growth the first year, flowers the second, and then dies. However, this species tends to self-seed and will thereby endure for years in the garden if allowed. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

Light Requirement:

full sun

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

4b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

20 inches (30 inches with the flowers)

18 inches

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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