A spring flowering perennial with daisy-like flowers of violet-blue, white or pink with pale yellow centres. Ideal around shrubs and trees, interplanted with other spring flowering perennials and bulbs.

They are deciduous, their flowers and fern-like leaves die down in early summer.

Plant tubers in rich, moist soil, preferably in full sun or partial shade in the autumn. If left alone they will multiply and naturalise, but they can be lifted and divided after flowering.

Seeds to sow now:

Indoor or in a heated greenhouse

Antwerp hollyhock, Fig-leaved hollyhock, Hollyhock

Bristly hollyhock

Common hollyhock




Broad bean

Outside under cover

What else to plant:


Roses (bare rooted)



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