Single hollyhock hunt!
I am looking for single hollyhocks everywhere and all I can find are double, double, double- or single, but in black.
I can see Mr Fothergill's does a 'Giant Single Mixed' but I don't like the look of the yellow, orange and black shades. http://www.gardencentreonline.co.uk/Garden-Care-Seeds-Flower-Seeds-Hollyhock-Giant-Single-Mixed/418-PD/default.html
I would like a tall, single hollyhock in pink, apricot, red or pale yellow shades, basically as seen in this link although my favourite is pink:
I found a link on Ebay for 'Indian Summer' single mix, but the colours seem a bit insipid and not as nice as the normal, plain old pink or peach hollyhocks. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/30-flowering-seeds-hollyhock-indian-summer-/270907577300
I am running late with planting these so any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
I found this mix of pinks and reds, but how can people selling self-collected seed be sure of the colour if they didn't control the pollination? Am I missing something?
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- 25 Feb, 2012