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Hollyhock Seeds

Hollyhock seeds can provide your garden with a gorgeous array of flowering plants. They have towering stems in a broad range of colors. The tall, 5-6 feet spikes of Hollyhock flowers look beautiful in cottage gardens. Scientifically known as Alcea, these biennials come from several regions in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Hollyhock is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as a medicinal herb for treating respiratory issues.

Hollyhock seeds are adaptable to USDA hardiness zones 2 to 10, flowering from midsummer to early fall. Hollyhocks provide a stunning addition of color to the garden, and are particularly well-known for their pale pink varieties. Hollyhock seeds for sale are available in our Survival Garden Seeds collection.

Growing Hollyhock Seeds in Your Garden

  • Hollyhocks are biennial plants that self-seed easily
  • Several flower colors included in our mix
  • 5-6 feet spikes of blooms have a long blooming period
  • Flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds


For optimal growth, hollyhock flower seeds should be sown directly in the garden in fall or early spring, because hollyhocks have deep roots and don’t transplant well. With adequate sunlight and optimal conditions, the seeds should germinate within two to three weeks. When seedlings are a few inches tall, thin them out to ensure space for the mature plant, between 24”-36”. In zones 2 through 7, planting in late summer to fall ensures flowers for the next year. Early spring planting is recommended in zones 8 to 10.


Hollyhocks prefer rich, well-drained soil and benefit from regular watering, especially during dry spells. They need full sun, requiring at least six hours daily. A little extra care will produce more vibrant blooms. The tall stalks may need support with a stake in windy areas.

Hollyhock flowers are bloom for several weeks. The flowers are very beneficial for pollinators, including bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies. After blooming and seed pod development, you can collect seeds for next year. If you’re happy with their placement in the garden, let them self-seed in place and enjoy the blooms in the coming years.

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