Alcea Charters “Double Scarlet”


  • Plant Fact File:
    • Plant Type: Perennial
    • Common Name: Hollyhock
    • Variety: Charters Double Scarlet
    • Growth Habit: Upright
    • Height: Up to 2.5 meters (8 feet)
    • Spread: 60-90 cm (24-36 inches)
    • Foliage: Green, lobed leaves
    • Flower Color: Scarlet red
    • Flowering Period: Late spring to early summer
    • Hardiness: Fully Hardy
    • Aspect: Full sun to partial shade
    • Soil Type: Well-draining, fertile soil
    • Uses: Back of borders, cottage gardens, cut flowers


    Alcea Charters Double Scarlet is a striking perennial known for its tall, upright growth habit and vibrant scarlet-red flowers. The plant produces multiple flower spikes adorned with double blooms, creating a stunning display in the garden. The lobed green leaves provide an attractive backdrop to the colorful flowers. Hollyhocks are popular for cottage gardens and add vertical interest to the back of borders.

    Key Features:

    • Bold Scarlet Red Flowers: The standout feature of Alcea Charters Double Scarlet is its bold scarlet-red flowers, which appear in abundance on tall spikes. The double blooms add depth and texture to the plant, making it a focal point in the garden.
    • Upright Growth Habit: This hollyhock variety has an upright growth habit, reaching heights of up to 2.5 meters (8 feet). The tall flower spikes create a dramatic effect and can be easily seen from a distance.
    • Cottage Garden Charm: Hollyhocks are quintessential cottage garden plants, evoking a sense of nostalgia and charm. Alcea Charters Double Scarlet adds a pop of color to cottage-style landscapes and attracts pollinators like bees and butterflies.
    • Easy to Grow: Hollyhocks are generally easy to grow and require minimal maintenance once established. They prefer well-draining soil and full sun but can tolerate partial shade. Regular watering and deadheading can help prolong the flowering period.
    • Long Flowering Period: Alcea Charters Double Scarlet blooms from late spring to early summer, providing weeks of vibrant color in the garden. The flowers are also suitable for cutting, allowing you to enjoy them indoors in floral arrangements.

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