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Alcea ‘Chaters Maroon’
(Hollyhock)

£10.00

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Great for wildlife
June - August
200cm x 50cm
Partial Shade, Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Hardy Biennial
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Alcea ‘Chaters Maroon’ enchants with its towering spires of rich maroon blossoms, creating a majestic display. Also known as Hollyhocks, these perennials are perfect for adding vertical interest and a touch of cottage-garden charm. ‘Chaters Maroon’ offers a stunning backdrop in flower borders and cottage-style landscapes. Chosen for its vibrant colour and stately presence, we adore this hollyhock variety in any garden design.

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Description

Alcea Chaters Maroon, also known as the Chaters Maroon Hollyhock, is a stunning biennial plant that is popular among gardeners for its tall stature, striking dark maroon blooms, and ability to attract a variety of pollinators. Growing up to 6 feet tall, Alcea Chaters Maroon is an excellent choice for adding vertical interest to a garden. Its tall spikes of showy, cup-shaped flowers can contain dozens of blooms, creating a dramatic display that is sure to catch the eye of anyone passing by. What makes Alcea Chaters Maroon even more special is its dark maroon blooms, which stand out against the green foliage of the plant. The colour is rich and vibrant, adding a touch of elegance and sophistication to any garden. In addition to its beauty, Alcea Chaters Maroon is also an excellent pollinator plant. Its nectar-rich blooms attract a variety of pollinators, including bees and butterflies. This not only helps to support the local ecosystem but also adds a touch of life and energy to the garden. Alcea Chaters Maroon is a stunning plant that is sure to add beauty and interest to any garden. Its tall stature, dark maroon blooms, and ability to attract pollinators make it a popular choice among gardeners, while its easy-to-grow nature ensures that even novice gardeners can enjoy its beauty.

Planting Conditions

Alcea Chaters Maroon, like other hollyhock varieties, prefers a well-drained, moderately fertile soil that is rich in organic matter. The soil should be slightly acidic to neutral. The ideal planting location for Alcea Chaters Maroon is in full sun or partial shade, where it can receive at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. It is important to choose a site that is sheltered from strong winds, as the tall stems of the plant can easily break. It is also important to provide support for the tall stems of the plant, either by staking or by planting near a fence or wall. Planting can be done in either Spring or fall, although fall planting is preferred in areas with hot Summers. Alcea Chaters Maroon prefers a well-drained, moderately fertile soil, full sun or partial shade. By providing the right planting conditions, you can help ensure that your Alcea Chaters Maroon plants thrive and produce stunning blooms.

Watering & Feeding

Alcea Chaters Maroon requires regular watering, especially during dry periods, to help it thrive and produce stunning blooms. However, it is important to avoid overwatering, as this can lead to root rot and other issues. When watering, it is best to water deeply and infrequently rather than giving the plant frequent shallow waterings. This will encourage the roots to grow deeper, which will help the plant become more drought-resistant in the long run. In terms of feeding, Alcea Chaters Maroon can benefit from a balanced fertiliser applied in early spring and again in early summer. This will help ensure that the plant has the nutrients it needs to produce healthy growth and vibrant blooms. It is also a good idea to add a layer of organic mulch around the base of the plant. This will help to conserve moisture, suppress weeds, and provide some additional nutrients as the mulch breaks down over time. Alcea Chaters Maroon requires regular watering, but it is important to avoid overwatering. The plant can benefit from a balanced fertiliser applied in Spring and Summer, and a layer of organic mulch can help to conserve moisture and provide additional nutrients. By following these watering and feeding guidelines, you can help ensure that your Alcea Chaters Maroon plants thrive and produce stunning blooms.

General Care

In addition to watering and feeding, Alcea Chaters Maroon requires ongoing care to ensure it remains healthy and produces stunning blooms. One important aspect of ongoing care is deadheading. This involves removing spent blooms from the plant, which will help to encourage the plant to produce more flowers. Deadheading can be done throughout the growing season. Another important aspect of ongoing care is pest and disease control. While Alcea Chaters Maroon is relatively resistant to pests and diseases, it can still be susceptible to issues such as rust and leaf spot. To prevent these issues, it is important to keep the area around the plant clean and free of debris, and to remove any infected leaves as soon as they are noticed. It is also important to provide support for the tall stems of the plant, especially during windy conditions. This can be done by staking the plant or by planting it near a fence or wall. Finally, it is a good idea to cut the plant back to the ground in Autumn after the growing season is over. This will help to prevent the plant from becoming too woody and will encourage healthy growth the following year.