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Alcea Chaters Rose

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Great for wildlife
June - August
200cm x 75cm
Partial Shade, Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Fully Hardy
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Want to add some sweet romance to your garden? Alcea Charters Rose has got you covered! With its stunning pink flowers and easy-going nature, it’s the perfect match for anyone looking for a plant that’s both beautiful and fun-loving.

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Alcea Charters Rose is a stunning diva of a plant that's sure to steal the show in any garden! With its vibrant pink blooms and towering height of up to 6 feet (1.8 meters), this plant is a true statement piece. Also known as Hollyhock, Alcea Charters Rose is the perfect addition to any cottage or informal garden. Its single or double flowers bloom in summer, attracting all the bees, butterflies, and other pollinators to your yard. And let's not forget the added bonus of having beautiful cut flowers for bouquets and arrangements. To keep this diva happy, make sure to plant it in full sun and well-draining soil. And don't forget to keep the soil moist, especially during hot and dry periods, to ensure that the plant continues to produce its stunning blooms. Deadheading spent flowers can also help to prolong the flowering season and encourage new blooms to form. Luckily, Alcea Charters Rose is a hardy plant that thrive well in the UK climate. It's generally disease-resistant and doesn't require too much maintenance, although you may need to give it a bit of extra support to keep it from toppling over in windy conditions. So if you're looking for a plant that's as bold and beautiful as you are, look no further than Alcea Charters Rose!

Planting Conditions

Alcea Charters Rose prefers a planting position that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day. It also prefers slightly alkaline soil with a pH of 7.0 or higher. When it comes to soil type, Alcea Charters Rose can tolerate a wide range of soils, from sandy to loamy. However, it's important to ensure that the soil is well-drained, as the plant can be susceptible to root rot in poorly-drained soil. In terms of planting, it's best to sow seeds directly into the ground in early spring or late summer. Plant seeds about 0.5 cm deep and 30 to 45 cm apart. Once the seedlings have emerged, thin them out so that each plant has enough space to grow and develop. Overall, planting Alcea Charters Rose in a sunny, well-drained position with slightly alkaline soil will provide the best conditions for this beautiful biennial plant to thrive.

Watering & Feeding

Alcea Charters Rose has moderate watering needs and prefers to be kept moist but not waterlogged. During hot and dry periods, it may require more frequent watering. It's important to water the plant deeply, allowing the water to soak into the soil rather than just wetting the surface. When it comes to feeding, Alcea Charters Rose benefits from regular applications of a balanced, slow-release fertiliser. This can be applied in early spring and again in mid-summer to promote healthy growth and blooming. It's also recommended to mulch around the base of the plant with organic matter such as compost or leaf litter. This helps to retain moisture in the soil and suppresses weed growth. Overall, providing regular deep watering, applying a slow-release fertiliser, and mulching around the base of the plant will help to ensure that Alcea Charters Rose remains healthy and vibrant throughout the growing season.

General Care

Alcea Charters Rose is a relatively low-maintenance plant, but some general care is necessary to ensure that it grows and blooms to its full potential. Regular deadheading of spent flowers can encourage the plant to produce new blooms and prolong the flowering period. It's also important to keep an eye out for common pests such as aphids and spider mites, which can be treated with an insecticidal soap or neem oil. As Alcea Charters Rose is a biennial, it typically blooms in its second year of growth and then dies back after flowering. However, it will self-seed, so if you want to encourage new growth, allow the plant to go to seed and scatter its seeds. Lastly, it's important to note that Alcea Charters Rose can grow quite tall and may require staking to prevent it from toppling over in windy conditions. Overall, with a bit of deadheading, pest control, and staking, Alcea Charters Rose can be an easy and rewarding addition to any garden.