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Hollyhock Chater's Double Apricot

RM3.00, 10 seeds

Seeds origin: UK

Ideal for: Borders, cottage garden
Special features: Edible flowers
Height: 6 feet

This magnificent strain, with fully double flowers of rich apricot on tall imposing spikes of blooms, gives an air of stately splendour. One of the finest background plants for the border and is equally effective when grown in small groups. Height 1.5-2m (5-6ft).

Sowing instructions:
Sow on the surface of a good seed compost. Make sure the compost is moist but not wet until after germination which usually takes 12-21 days. Do not exclude light which is beneficial to germination.

Growing instructions:
Transplant when large enough to handle into 7.5cm (3in) pots. Plant out 38cm (15in) apart in well cultivated garden soil and some shelter.