2004 AAS Flower Award Winner:
Hollyhock 'Queeny Purple'
National Winner
2004 AAS Flower Award Winner:
Hollyhock 'Queeny Purple'
National Winner

Hollyhock 'Queeny Purple'
2004 AAS Flower Award Winner

'Queeny Purple' is the shortest Alcea rosea and the first purple hollyhock available as a single color not part of a mixture. These unique traits combined with season-long flower color resulted in 'Queeny Purple' winning an AAS Award. The frilly edged blooms are a "powder puff" type having a cushion center. They measure 3 to 4 inches and are produced abundantly on the compact branching plants. 'Queeny Purple' plants will reach a mature height of 20 to 30 inches, perfect for smaller space gardens. 'Queeny Purple' is an annual that will flower prolifically the first year from a February or March sowing. 'Queeny Purple' seed will be available from mail order catalogs, and plants may be purchased from garden centers.

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AAS Winner Primary Details
Award: AAS Flower Award Winner
Award Type: National Winner
Class: Hollyhock
Variety Name: 'Queeny Purple'
Genus: Alcea
Species: rosea
Year: 2004
Common Name: Hollyhock
Type: Flowers from Seed
Breeder: Hem Zaden B.V.
Close Market Comparison: 'Majorette Mixed,' 'Summer Carnival Mixed'
Plant Needs
Duration Type: Annual
Light Needs: Full sun
Water Needs: Normal
Staking Required: NO
Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color: Green
Plant Habit: Upright
Plant Height: Tall: Over 24"
Garden Spacing: 10 inches
Bloom Time: Summer
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Color Pattern: Solid
Bloom Size: 3 to 4 inches
Fragrance: Slight
Home Gardener Use
Container: YES
Hanging Basket: NO
Low Edging: NO
Medium Height Divider: YES
Tall Background: YES
Ground Cover: NO
Herb: NO
Houseplant: NO
Water Garden: NO
Edible Ornamental: NO

How to Grow

Annual hollyhock easy to grow from seed. Sow seed in March for flowering plants in May. 

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Grower and Retailers: AAS Winner tags and labels are available from these suppliers:

John Henry


United Label and Sato 

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