Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Hollyhock in the Gardens

You may have noticed a floral newcomer to the gardens surrounding the lawn. The bold pastel vines reaching up towards the sun from the mix of shrubs and perennials are hollyhock.

Our horticulturist Maureen Hackett planted the Alcea rosea Indian Spring Mix single variety of hollyhock last year for an unexpected lyrical touch to the gardens.

For a limited time only, sit beneath the hollyhocks blooming in the northern perennial beds. This early summer biennial only shows up every second year, so be sure to enjoy while they last.
You can order hollyhock and more online, just like Maureen did, from White Flower Farm through the Bryant Park Shop

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