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Alcea Chaters White
(Hollyhock)

£5.00

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Great for wildlife
June - August
200cm x 60cm
Partial Shade, Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Fully Hardy
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Looking for a flower that’s as pure as your intentions (or as your laundry)? Alcea Chaters White is the perfect match! White petals guaranteed to brighten up any garden and add some elegance and whimsy.

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Description

Introducing the gorgeous and oh-so-charming Alcea Chaters White! This stunning plant will have you falling head over heels in love with its delicate, pristine white blooms that will light up any garden. Growing up to 2 meters tall, Alcea Chaters White is the perfect addition to any garden or patio, adding a touch of elegance and sophistication to your outdoor space. With a spread of up to 60 cm, these impressive heights are sure to make a statement. Plant your Alcea Chaters White in a sunny spot with well-draining soil and watch it thrive. This beauty is easy to care for, just be sure to water it regularly during dry spells and feed it with a good-quality fertiliser once a month. Alcea Chaters White will bloom in its second year, producing an abundance of gorgeous flowers that will make you the envy of all your neighbours. Don't forget to deadhead the spent blooms to encourage new growth and keep your plant looking its best. Overall, Alcea Chaters White is a must-have for any gardener looking to add a touch of elegance and charm to their outdoor space. It's versatile colour will lend well to many garden designs such as; Mediterannean Gardens, Traditional Gardens, Country Gardens, Wildlife Gardens, Cottage Gardens, Mass Planting and Beds & Borders. So, what are you waiting for? Get your hands on this beauty today and enjoy its stunning white blooms for years to come!

Planting Conditions

Alcea Chaters White grows best in full sun and well-drained soil. It can tolerate a range of soil types, including clay and loam, but doesn't do well in wet soil or standing water. When planting, be sure to space the plants at least 2 feet (60 cm) apart to allow for adequate air circulation and prevent overcrowding. It's best to plant Alcea Chaters White in the spring, after the last frost, to give it ample time to establish before the winter. When planting keep the soil moist until it beds in. For optimal growth, it's also recommended to mix a balanced fertiliser into the soil at planting time, and top-dress with compost or fertiliser in the spring. Regular watering is necessary to keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged, especially during dry spells. Overall, Alcea Chaters White is a relatively low-maintenance plant that can thrive in a variety of growing conditions. With the proper planting and care, it will reward you with tall, vibrant spires of scarlet blooms that add a touch of drama and whimsy to any garden.

Watering & Feeding

Alcea Chaters White is a relatively low-maintenance plant when it comes to watering and feeding. For the best results, it is recommended to keep the soil evenly moist, but not waterlogged. This can be achieved by watering deeply and thoroughly once a week, especially during dry spells. However, be sure to avoid getting water on the leaves, as this can increase the risk of fungal diseases. When it comes to feeding, a light application of fertiliser in the spring can help promote healthy growth and blooming. You can use a general-purpose fertiliser, following the package instructions for application rates. Alternatively, you can use a slow-release fertiliser, which will gradually release nutrients to the plant over several months. It is important to note that over-fertilising can lead to excessive growth and reduced blooming, so it is best to err on the side of caution and not to apply too much fertiliser. Additionally, it is always a good idea to check the soil moisture level before applying fertiliser, as fertilising a dry plant can damage its roots.

General Care

Alcea Chaters White is generally an easy-to-care-for plant. It prefers full sun but can tolerate some shade, and it grows best in well-draining soil with a pH range between 6.0 and 7.5. Deadheading spent flowers can encourage more blooms throughout the season, and pruning back the stem after blooming has finished can help keep the plant healthy. Regular monitoring of pests and diseases is also important. While this plant is relatively resistant to pests and diseases, it can still be affected by aphids, leaf spots, and rust. Keeping the area around the plant clean and free of debris can help reduce the risk of fungal diseases. Finally, as a biennial, Alcea Chaters White will bloom in its second year and then die back. However, it will often self-seed, producing new plants for the following year. To encourage self-seeding, leave the spent flowers on the plant until they have fully matured and the seed pods have dried out.