‘Chater’s Double’ was named after the English horticulturist, Chater of Essex, who developed this variety in 1880s. Colors include golden-yellow, rose, maroon, salmon-pink, scarlet, and white. Flowers have a long bloom period and are edible! Fairly drought tolerant but performs best with ample moisture and rich soil. A biennial, hardy in USDA zones 2-8. Plants grow up to 5′-8′ tall and produce flowers that bloom in the summer. Prefers full sun exposure. Botanical Interests’® Chater’s Double Hollyhock Seeds have been verified by The Non-GMO Project.
Outdoors: Sow 1-2 weeks after your average last frost date, or 2 months before your average first fall frost date.
Indoors: Sow 6-8 weeks before your average last frost date. Roots are sensitive to disturbance; sow in biodegradable pots that can be planted in the ground.
What is an heirloom seed?
An heirloom variety is one that has been passed down from generation to generation. Generally, the variety must have been around for at least 50 years. They are open-pollinated, which means they have been exposed to natural pollination methods like insects or winds. They aren’t hybrids or genetically modified.