Flower Seed Hollyhock, Hop, Hosta

Hollyhock seeds
Alcea rosea

Sowing Temp
Cover Seed
Hardy perennial Hollyhock seeds
Yes average layer vermiculite
Sow May - July
Can be sown later and over wintered for planting out following spring after last frosts.


Hollyhock Halo White    2m
Alcea Rosea annua
Large attractive clear white single flowers with a bright yellow centre, Hollyhock Halo White, first year flowering cottage garden plant that will grow to a height of 6.5 feet

2.25 pkt approx 35 seeds




Hollyhock Halo Apricot    2m
Alcea Rosea annua
Large attractive pink to apricot single flowers with contrasting dark pink centre, Hollyhock Halo Apricot, first year flowering cottage garden plant that will grow to a height of 6.5 feet

1.75 pkt approx 35 seeds



Hollyhock Halo Apricot




Hollyhock Maid of Honour     2m
Alcea Rosea annua
An attractive mixture of salmon pink, apple blossom and white flowers, a first year flowering cottage garden plant that will grow to a height of 6.5 feet

1.95 pkt approx 35 seeds


Hollyhock Maid of Honour




Hollyhock Spring Celebrities Designer Mix    70cm
Alcea Rosea annua
Excellent border plant having semi double flowers in a wide range of colours, Ideal in borders, containers and patio pots.

pkt approx 20 seeds



Hollyhock Spring Celebrities Designer Mix



Hollyhock Creme de Cassis
Height up to 2m
Unique colouring of blackcurrant fading to a paler shade around the edges of each flower with a yellow eye, each stem will have a variation of single, double and semi double flowers.
Sow Feb to March or late summer into autumn for planting out the following spring.

1.35 pkt approx 40 seeds



Hollyhock Creme de Cassis seeds from Nickys Seeds


Hollyhock Peaches n Dreams  2m
Large pure double flowers that smother tall, stately stems. Large fully double creamy peach blooms, some tinged with a raspberry-pink, flowers from June until first frosts. Best sown autumn to late winter to ensure flowering summer, sow spring to flower early following summer.

1.95 pkt approx 25 seeds



Hollyhock Peaches n Dreams seeds

Hollyhock Chaters double Mixed 1.8m
An old fashioned favourite Hollyhock Chaters Double has large, extra double flowers in a variety of bright colours, flowers usually in second year. A favourite for the rear of the cottage garden.

1.25 pkt approx 50 seeds




Hollyhock Charters double



Honesty   Annual or Biennial
Lunaria annua - European
Hgt 0.6-1mFlowers May to July
Common in gardens and often found nearby as an escapee, the flower heads dried with seed are used for decoration, excellent plant for bees and butterflies, prefers partial shade will tolerate full sun. Magical powers of money, monsters and repelling. Naturalised, European origin. Approx 60 seeds per gram

1.25 Av 1 gram pkt





Sowing Temp
Cover Seed
Hardy perennial
16+ C 
Cover seed with compost or vermiculite
Keep moist germination irregular grow in full sun to partial shade



Hop Common      Perennial Culinary herb

Humulus lupulus
Common Hop is a native perennial. Hop seeds. Climbs up to 9m supports itself by twinning around other plants. Prefers sun or semi-shade. Magical powers on healing and sleep. Flowers and leaves are scented, dried flowering heads (female plants) used as a flavouring and preservative in beer. Young leaves can be added to salads or young leaves and shoots cooked and the flavour is said to be unique and delicious. A tea is made from the leaves and cones, dried hops are also added to sleep pillows. Sow Common Hop autumn onwards in a mix of coarse sand and compost, place in a cold frame or outdoors for the weather to break the seed dormancy, cover seed with coarse horticultural sand, transplant into pots and plant out early summer or the following spring. Germination is challenging be patient and do not discard seed trays/pots as the seed can germinate the following year. Can be sown late winter if seed is stratified. Flowers are harvested in the autumn, young shoots harvested for culinary use in the spring. Approx 300 seeds per gram

1.45 Av 150 seeds

11.50 Av 10 gram pkt


Hosta seeds

Sowing Temp
If germination hasn't occurred in two weeks reduce temp to 2-4C for 4 weeks or until germination takes place.
Sow November to March
Keep cool once germinated


Hosta Sieboldiana 40cm
Handsome garden plant with mid-green leaves and off white flower panicles.

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Hosta Sieboldiana



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The cultural information should be used as a guide only, I have found a number of different sowing techniques for the same seed from different sources there does not seem to be a standard. With this in mind you should use this website as a guide only, you probably already have a tried and tested way of sowing different seeds. As a rule of thumb the larger the seed size the more cover it requires, and fine seed like Lobelia Begonia etc requires no cover.

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