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Alcea rosea ‘Spotlight Sunshine’
Alcea rosea ‘Spotlight Sunshine’
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Alcea rosea ‘Spotlight Sunshine’

Spotlight Series Hollyhock

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.030.760

Hollyhocks have been grown in gardens for centuries, their tall spikes of satiny, crepe-textured flowers making a fine display in mid-summer. They were usually relegated to the back of a sunny border, with something in front to hide their bare lower stems. However, this won′t be necessary with this new strain. This selection produces tall spikes of large, old-fashioned single bright yellow flowers held over a low mound of foliage. Flowers appear the first season. Cut plants back to 8 inches after blooming. Attractive to both butterflies and hummingbirds. The Spotlight series was bred and introduced by Jelitto Seeds of Germany.

Further details for
Alcea rosea ‘Spotlight Sunshine’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
   150-180 cm
   59-70 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate