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kez001uk

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Alcea rosea 'Chater's Double Group Pink'

  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2022
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kez001uk

#hollyhock #alcea #hollyhock-chaters-double-pink

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hkyfvr

Beautiful frilly pink. Love the double flower 💕💗

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gjones

Double hollyhock really are pretty. They remind me of Tissue or plastic flowers people used to make in the old days. 💕💕💗

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pelly

Pinkalicious 🌸🌸🌸

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italydiva

Just beautiful! 🌸🌸🌸

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kez001uk

@hkyfvr @gjones @pelly @italydiva thanks ladies 😊 not flowering so well this year but the few I’ve had are good enough 💕 they really do look like crepe paper flowers 😛

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hkyfvr

Always welcome 😍

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kez001uk

#hollyhock #alcea #hollyhock-chaters-double-pink

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hkyfvr

Beautiful flower. Love the pink with the light foliage. 💗💚💕

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jeatacake

Absolutely stunning 💗💗💗

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vegandmore

Pretty 😍

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kez001uk

@hkyfvr thank you Diane 😀 staying relatively rust-free too 🥳

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kez001uk

@jeatacake thank you Jeff 😃

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kez001uk

@vegandmore thank you Christine 😄

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hkyfvr

Very welcome Kerry. That is great news. My daughter planted these and they were huge. She heard they do not flower the first year so she cut them all back. Was not sure if that is true. 🤷‍♀️

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kez001uk

@hkyfvr I think they’re biennial so won’t flower til the following year. I cheated and bought this so I didn’t have to wait 🙊

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hkyfvr

Thanks Kerry. I did not realize that. Learn something new every day. I have never planted Hollyhocks before. She will have lovely flowers next summer. 👍😍

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kez001uk

@hkyfvr next summer and forevermore! They’ll self seed like mad every year 😛 my neighbour grew a few at the end of her garden a few years back and the seedlings now show up in every tiny crevice 😂 they even grow out of her shed wall!!! 🤣

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hkyfvr

Oh my. I had better rethink this. That is wild out of her shed wall. That is pretty funny. 🤣😂 The gift that keeps on giving. 😳🤣😂

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kez001uk

#hollyhock #alcea #hollyhock-chaters-double-pink

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suzieshadow1227gmailcom

Wow! Burst of Bright Pink!! Love that color! 💗💗

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anges

Oh gorgeous! 💗

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kez001uk

@suzieshadow1227gmailcom thanks Suzie 😀

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kez001uk

@anges thanks Ange 😃

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jeatacake

Love it 👍 I'm trying to resurrect my double flowered ones by seed for next year 😊

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kez001uk

@jeatacake thanks Jeff ☺️ it’s now shrivelled to a crisp so I’ll attempt a seed save 😛 I hope you can get some from yours 🤞🏻🤞🏻

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jeatacake

Thanks Kerry. I have seed from a red double flowered one from last year that died & I bought some new ones online. All have germinated, so it's 🤞 for next year. Hope you get seed from yours, let me know if you need any, as I have loads, including some for black flowered ones 👍

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kez001uk

@jeatacake they never seem to have much trouble germinating do they 😜 my good neighbours have a few in their garden and they’ve self seeded in the cracks of my pavement, all the gravel, even have one growing out the side of their shed 🤣 the black ones sound interesting 😋 if you have and spare seed from them I’d love to try grow them. Thank you ☺️

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jeatacake

No problem. Still, got plenty left, so I'll get some off to you 👍🖤

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kez001uk

@jeatacake thank you loads ☺️😘

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2019
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alan1111

Your still getting flowers! Mine are long gone

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jeatacake

Nice one 💕👍 Mine have all finished too. Even got 2 lots of seedlings already on the go, including the seeds off my red version of this one.

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kez001uk

@alan1111 it’s only one plant that’s just going on and on 😜 no leaves left but the stalk is still flowering away 😂

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kez001uk

@jeatacake you don’t waste time do you! 😛 I didn’t think about sowing any yet. Best get them started 🙈

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jeatacake

They never (for me anyway) flower in their first year, so with an autumn sowing & overwintering the seedlings in the greenhouse, there's a chance they may flower next year 🤞

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kez001uk

@jeatacake I shall take your advice and do the same 😁 I did foxgloves already but hollyhocks escaped me 🙈

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jeatacake

Mine started to germinate in less than a week in the greenhouse, so they're we worth a try now too 👍

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kez001uk

@jeatacake wow! That’s fast! It’s on my list for this week 😛

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alan1111

Wow! still in flower, mine are long gone

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kez001uk

@alan1111 thanks Alan ☺️ I thought mine had but every time I go to cut it back more buds appear 😅

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sherrisgarden

More perfection !! 😍😍

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kez001uk

@sherrisgarden they’re beautiful blooms aren’t they 😍

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kez001uk

Second flush

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anges

Gorgeous photo 🤩

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kez001uk

@anges thanks Ange 😁

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2019
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kez001uk

Chaters double

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gjones

Double hollyhocks are so pretty💞💖

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lovestogarden

Beautiful! #hollyhock

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jeatacake

That's so beautiful. Love the double ones 😍

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kez001uk

@gjones they really are 💕 kinda like peony blooms

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kez001uk

@lovestogarden thanks Janice 😀

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kez001uk

@jeatacake thank you Jeff 😃 they’re gorgeous as they open 💕

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kez001uk

@gardengirlla thanks Maggie 😄

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kez001uk

Chaters (not sure of colour yet)

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jeatacake

Should flower next year 👍

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jasabe

Looking good. Hopefully it will grow almost two meters tall

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kez001uk

@jeatacake if it stays alive long enough 😉

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kez001uk

@jasabe it will grow that much in its first year?

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jeatacake

Are you planning on killing it then? They're hardy beasts you know & don't mind cold. 👍

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kez001uk

@jeatacake I never plan on it but I’ve killed off some I grew from seed already 😂 well the heatwave killed them. But have some with buds on too so I’m a 50/50 kinda girl 😆

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jeatacake

50% is never bad from seed to flowering 👍😊

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kez001uk

@jeatacake I do like your positive outlook Jeff 😁

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hayleyaj

I'd get this planted out now so it'll overwinter in the garden and do its "thing" for next summer 😁

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kez001uk

@hayleyaj that’s my weekend job, hoping it’ll be slightly warmer for sitting in the garden potting up 😂 never had a hollyhock flower yet so looking forward to them next year 😋

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hayleyaj

They don't like pots. They like being in the ground. 😁

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