‘Crème de Cassis’
One of the most dramatic of all Hollyhocks, Creme de Cassis features large semi-double pale pink flowers abundantly splashed with a rich maroon. The 3” blooms display ruffled inner petals and a pale yellow stamen that provides nectar for bees and butterflies. Multi-branching plants reach an impressive 5' tall, providing the perfect backdrop for shorter plants. They are also drought tolerant enough to spice up a dry garden bed. A hard prune after the initial summer bloom will reinvigorate the plant and often lead to a second flowering. This hollyhock also makes a wonderful cut flower. And did you know that all parts of the hollyhock plant are edible? Sprinkle flowers on a salad or soak leaves to make a refreshing skin treatment. Plant in full sun in fertile, well-drained soil. Treat any rust spots with organic copper fungicide. May self-seed.