Botanical Name: Alcea rosea 'Chater's Double'
Height: 5 - 8 feet.
Spacing: 24 - 36 inches.
Depth: Place root system just under soil surface.
Spread: 24 - 36 inches.
Sun/Shade: Full sun (6 or more hours of sun per day).
Color: Mixture (Pink to dark red, yellow, and cream) Our choice of colors.
Foliage: 5 - 7 sided, large rounded, dull green leaves.
Blooms: Mid-Summer for 4 - 6 weeks. Blooms with: Four O'clocks, Dianthus, Coreopsis.
Form: Herbaceous perennial.
Flower Form: Dense, double flowers borne singly on tall stalks.
Soil Requirements: Needs constant soil moisture. Too wet or too dry causes weak plants. Fertile soil, with occasional applications of fertilizer.
Growth Rate: Fast growth rate.
Pruning: Deadheading wilted flowers will encourage reblooming. Trim back spent flower stalks in late Fall or early Spring before new growth starts.
Comments: Stately old fashioned plants in a charming mix of colors. Double 'powder puff' flowers are striking in size and texture. Great for mass planting, specimen planting, or at the back of the border.
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