Acea (Hollyhock) Summer Carnival
Growing hollyhocks (Alcea rosea) in the garden is the goal
of many gardeners who remember these impressive
flowers from their youth.
The flower stalks on hollyhocks can reach heights of 9 feet
tall! They can tower above a garden, adding a lovely
How to Plant Hollyhocks The first thing to understand is
how to plant hollyhocks. Hollyhocks need full sun and
moist, rich, well drained soil. The mistake many novice
hollyhock growers make is to plant this flower in soil that is
too dry. If you are planting seeds, sow the seeds outside
about a week before last frost. If you are planting seedlings
out, wait about two to three weeks after last frost.
Hollyhock seeds only need to be planted right below the
soil, no more than 1/4-inch deep. Hollyhock plants should
be about 2 feet apart to grow well. You can also plant bare
Achillea Summer Berries
Beautiful lavender-pink flower heads atop grey-green
foliage. Plants are compact and bushy, with very
uniform blooming over a long season.
Grows best when planted in full sun. Great for cut
Delphinium New Millenium Dusky Maiden
The New Millennium Delphinium series outperforms
other tall types of delphiniums.
Dusky Maidens produces tall spikes of flowers in
shades of pink with a contrasting bee held above
medium-sized bushy mound of deeply cut leaves.
Flowers in July deahead for an additional show in
Phlox paniculata Flame 'Pink'
Perfectly suited to containers, patio gardens and the
middle of the border. Phlox flame pink produces
masses of bright pink, fragrant blooms on compact,
bushy plants just 28 inches tall. Small in stature, Coral
Flame delivers a fuss-free abundance of scented
blossoms at the height of summer.
Tanecetum Robinsons Pink
Pyrethrum Robinson's Pink Tanacetum Coccineum is
a hardy perennial native to Asia. Pyrethrum is
commonly known as Painted Daisy and his variety of
Pyrethrum produces large, daisy-like pink-rose
flowers on a top of bushy mounds of very attractive,
evergreen, dark-green foliage with finely cut leaves.
Painted Daisy blooms throughout spring and summer,
and its showy flowers appear all summer long,
attracting butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees.
Pyrethrum Robinson's Rose is a superb perennial for
mass planting, mixed borders, and is a popular
choice for cutting gardens.
Monarda Pardon My Pink
A compact, bushy perennial with a very well-
branched habit. Shorter and more abundant stems
with deep green leaves. Large bright pink blooms
from mid-summer until frost. Excellent resistance to