Alcea rosea 'Fiesta Time'

Alcea rosea ‘Fiesta Time’

Hollyhock

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Flowers
Flowers

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Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Alcea rosea 'Fiesta Time'
  • Common name: Hollyhock
  • Family: Malvaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Green

The hollyhock, Alcea, is a classic English cottage garden plant, forming tall erect racemes of large, fully open blooms from summer to early autumn. Hollyhocks are typically perennial, but they’re often grown as biennials due to their susceptibility to the fungal disease rust, which can disfigure leaves. 

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Almost carnation-like in its appearance, Alcea rosea ‘Fiesta Time’ bears spikes of fully double, bright pink, fringed blooms on stout, dwarf stems. It’s perfect for growing in an ornamental border and makes an excellent cut flower. For best results grow Alcea rosea ‘Fiesta Time’ in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Flowers may be spoiled by wind and rain, so choose a sheltered spot if possible. Cut plants down after flowering, to encourage fresh basal growth.

How to grow Alcea 'Fiesta Time'

  • Plant size

    90cm height

    40cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Sow
Sow

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Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

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Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

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Do Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

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Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do Prune in September

Do Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Alcea 'Fiesta Time' and wildlife

Alcea 'Fiesta Time' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Alcea 'Fiesta Time' poisonous?

Alcea 'Fiesta Time' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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