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Mars Magic Single Hollyhock

Alcea rosea 'Magic Mars'
SKU: HC017766
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Shipping begins the week of February 26th, 2024
'Mars Magic' Single Hollyhock (Alcea rosea) brings classic style and architectural form to the summer garden. The tall stems are covered with scarlet-red single flowers with lemon throats. Flowers rise above the garden from mid-to-late summer, casting a colorful red sunset glow over the garden. Hummingbirds love these bright red flowers, as do butterflies. This cultivar is a true cold-hardy perennial, blooming every year.
key features
Botanical Name
Alcea rosea 'Magic Mars'
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Cut Flowers
Soil Moisture
Waterwise, Average, Moist / Wet
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
60-72" tall
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer


(60-72" tall x 18-24" wide) 'Mars Magic' Single Hollyhock (Alcea rosea) is a pollinator favorite, classic perennial that lights up the garden with single scarlet blossoms 4 inches across. Its red saucer-like flowers open from the bottom of the stalk upwards. Exceptionally bright, the flowers are plentiful, and each plant grows several stalks 5-6 feet tall. They don’t need staking, and look beautiful at the back of a bed or along a wall or fence where they can add a romantic backdrop to other flowers. Plant 'Mars Magic' in average to compost-enriched soil with good drainage in a sunny location. Provide average watering, they are drought tolerant once established. Deer and rabbit resistant, they are a perfect choice for care-free high color. Cut them back when flowering has finished or leave the seed pods for winter interest and the birds. Hardy in zones 3-9, they won’t tolerate wet feet in winter.
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