The Spring Celebrities series are dwarf hollyhocks (Alcea rosea) will grow to just 3 feet tall making them perfect for small gardens or for the mid border. They have ruffly double flowers in a variety of colours. Spring Celebrities Lilac has lilac pink flowers. Easy to grow in a variety of soils including seasonally dry sites but hollyhocks really perform well in rich, loamy soil with good moisture.
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Not known in a truly wild situation.