11 Pink Hollyhock Varieties With Names and Pictures

Are you looking to add a little pink to your garden this season? Why not add some pink hollyhocks? These beautiful biennials can quickly brighten up your garden space. In this article, gardening expert Paige Foley examines her favorite pink hollyhock varieties, with names and pictures of each!

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Are you in love with the cottage core gardening style? Want to add a pop of pink? Hollyhocks are the ideal plant that have been grown in cottage settings for centuries. They are known for growing to extreme heights while producing infinite blooms all season long.

Hollyhocks are drought-tolerant and low-maintenance once they are established. There are not many plants that can take the hot summer heat. Hollyhocks love direct sunlight and well-draining soils.

Most hollyhock varieties are biennials and have a two year life cycle. The most common varieties will bloom in their second year of life, although some will bloom in year one. Hollyhocks also have two different types of bloom patterns, single and double. Both are impressive and beautiful in their own way.

Choosing the right hollyhock can be difficult and overwhelming. Below you can find information on our favorite pink hollyhock varieties to help narrow your search for your next garden addition!

‘Apricot’

Close-up of an Alcea rosea 'Apricot' flower against a blurred garden background. The flower is large, cupped. consists of one row of large, rounded petals arranged around a pistil with stamens. The flower starts with a deep pink blush fading to deep red wine towards the center.
‘Apricot’ is a tall cultivar of mallow that produces spectacular flowers with a deep pink blush.
botanical-name botanical name Alcea rosea ‘Apricot’
plant-type plant type Biennial
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun
height height 6’-8’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 3-9

This is a tall, bushy variety that matures to heights of 6 to 8 feet. The blooms are very impressive on this hollyhock. The flower begins as a blush-deep pink color and then turns to a deep red wine color.

Blooms will show in the first year of growing if planted early in the spring. This is a very healthy and rust resistant variety. Avoid watering from overhead. This will help prevent the spread of disease such as rust and powdery mildew.

‘Henry VIII- Pink’

Close-up of a blooming 'Summer Carnival' flower in a sunny garden against a blurred background of blooming Hollyhock flowers and a blue sky. The flower is large, cup-shaped, solitary, consists of slightly wavy pale pink petals. The flower has shades of dark pink in the center, turning into light pink towards the edges of the petals.
‘Summer Carnival’ has incredibly delicate light pink flowers with a hint of deep pink in the center.
botanical-name botanical name Alcea rosea ‘Summer Carnival’
plant-type plant type Biennial
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun
height height 7’-8’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 3-9

This heirloom variety is one of the most common pink flowering varieties on the market today. With hues of dark pink fading to light pink towards the petals edges. Resembling a hibiscus but with smaller flowers and more dramatic height.

Plant in full sun to experience numerous blooms and tall stalks from mid-summer to late fall. You can plant hollyhock in partial shade, but bloom and foliage produce will be slower. Do not plant hollyhocks in full shade as the plants will be stunted and produce little to no flowers. Water frequently for maximum bloom and foliage production.

‘Fiesta Time’

Close-up of double flower Alcea rosea 'Fiesta Time' against green blurred background. The flower is large, consists of many corrugated petals with jagged edges. The flower is bright pink in the center and with white outer edges.
‘Fiesta Time’ is a superb cultivar producing double purple-pink flowers with white margins.
botanical-name botanical name Alcea rosea ‘Fiesta Time’
plant-type plant type Biennial
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun
height height 2’-3’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 3-9

With a mature height of 3 feet, this compacted variety is sure to bring the party to any flower bed or container. Hues of magenta pink explode from the center of the flower and get lighter towards the outer edges. This variety’s double bloom will make it stand out from the crowd.

Not many hollyhocks can be planted in a container but this variety would look excellent with plants that cascade over the edge. If your hollyhock begins to fall over, consider staking up to keep them standing tall. Hollyhocks are prone to wind damage. Plant in a location that provides some protection from the wind.

‘Peaches N Dreams’

Close-up of double flower Alcea rosea 'Peaches N Dreams' in a sunny garden against a blurred background. The flower is large, consists of many layers of ruffled peach-pink petals with a richer pink center.
‘Peaches N Dreams’ produces stunning double peach-pink flowers.
botanical-name botanical name Alcea rosea ‘Peaches N Dreams’
plant-type plant type Biennial
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun
height height 7’-8’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 3-9

The name of this variety says it all. There are many reasons why I want to plant this variety but the name is just one reason. With stunning double blooms that are peachy-pink in color, you can’t go wrong with this beauty. The stalks tower above the garden with mature heights of 7 to 8 feet.

Hollyhocks are one of the few plants that can be grown next to black walnut trees. They can withstand the toxins that the black walnut tree releases into the soil. ‘Peaches n Dreams‘ makes for a great addition for a pink hollyhock under a black walnut tree.

‘Charters Pink’

Close-up of a blooming Alcea rosea 'Charters Pink' flower against a blurred background in a sunny garden. The flowers are large, semi-double, bright pink in color, consisting of wavy petals arranged in two layers surrounding a yellow glowing center with thin, long, ruffled petals.
‘Charters Pink’ blooms with large semi-double pink flowers.
botanical-name botanical name Alcea rosea ‘Charters Pink’
plant-type plant type Biennial
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun
height height 7’-8’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 3-9

Charter Pink produces a double bloom in a true pink color. This variety will produce tall stalks and flowers in its second year of life. The blooms are very large with a width of 3 to 4 inches across. The flowers will grow from the bottom up the stalk filling much of the stem with large blooms.

Considered to be deer and rabbit resistant, this makes them a great choice in rural settings. Although deer and rabbits do not like them, they are not poisonous to cats, dogs or humans.

‘Radiant Rose’

Close-up of blooming flowers of Alcea rosea 'Radiant Rose' against a blurred green background. The flowers are large, cup-shaped, bright pink with a glowing white center. White pollen scattered into petals.
‘Radiant Rose’ blooms with radiant single pink flowers.
botanical-name botanical name Alcea rosea ‘Radiant Rose’
plant-type plant type Perennial
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun
height height 5’-6’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 3-9

This variety reminds me of wild roses that grow along the roads here in Minnesota. Which is fitting because the flowers resemble those of wild roses. With radiant pink single blooms this variety is going to stand out in any setting.

One of the best traits about this variety is that it’s a perennial, not a biennial. This means it will bloom in its first year if planted early enough in the spring. Hollyhocks are magnificent at reseeding and in addition to your original plants, there will be new growth each year.

‘Halo Blush’

Close-up of a blooming 'Halo Blush' flower against a blurred green background. The flower is large, cup-shaped, white with a bright pink halo around the yellow center.
‘Halo Blush’ produces a pink halo on its soft pink-white flowers.
botanical-name botanical name Alcea rosea ‘Halo Blush’
plant-type plant type Biennial
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun
height height 5’-6’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 3-9

Can you guess by the name what this bloom creates on its petals? If you guessed a pink halo, then you’re correct! A unique bloom with a yellow center, magenta halo that fades to a delicate pink then white at the ends of the petals.

This variety is part of the halo series that took 16 years to create. Each variety in the series has a prominent lighter or darker halo on the bloom. This two-toned bloom is going to bring a pop of color to building sides and fences. Cut down after flowering to encourage more fresh basal growth.

‘Charters Double Salmon’

Close-up of blooming flowers of Alcea rosea 'Charters Double Salmon' in a garden against a wooden wall. Tall strong light green stems with dark green lobed leaves and double pale salmon-colored flowers.
‘Charters Double Salmon’ has large double salmon-colored flowers that bloom throughout the summer.
botanical-name botanical name Alcea rosea ‘ Charters Double Salmon’
plant-type plant type Biennial
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun
height height 5’-7’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 3-9

The large stalks hold 3 to 4 inch double blooms in delicate salmon colors. The blooms last all summer long, even through extreme heat. If you live in zones above a 9, consider planting in areas that receive morning sun only. Afternoon sun can be too intense for hollyhock and quickly fade the blooms and dry out the soil.

With stalks that mature at 5 to 7 feet, this works well as a backdrop to short flower beds.Double salmon have beautiful, dense ruffled petals that are similar to a peony bloom. Cut the whole stalk of flowers and add to a beautiful flower arrangement to add some height and color.

‘Double Apricot’

Close-up of an Alcea rosea 'Double Apricot' flower against a green leafy background. The flower is large, double, delicate apricot in color with ruffled, densely packed layers of petals.
‘Double Apricot’ produces delightful large double apricot flowers with yellow accents.
botanical-name botanical name Alcea rosea ‘ Double Apricot’
plant-type plant type Biennial
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun
height height 6’-8’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 3-9

This variety is absolutely beautiful with its towering light, large apricot colored blooms with accents of yellow throughout. With a mature height of 6 to 8 feet, this is sure to turn heads in any space. This variety is truly stunning.

The flowers form along the stalk creating a tower of ruffled blooms. This variety is known to bloom from mid-summer to late summer. Taller varieties have a tendency to tip over as the season progresses. Stalk your hollyhock to help keep them upright during the season.

‘Double Champagne’

Close-up of blooming flowers of Alcea rosea ‘Double Champagne’ in the garden. The flowers are large, double, beige-pink in color, consists of many ruffled petals that completely cover the center of the flower. The thick green stem is covered with rough, blue-green lobed leaves.
‘Double Champagne’ is a dwarf variety that produces gorgeous double flowers in a blush pink shade.
botanical-name botanical name Alcea rosea ‘ Double Champagne’
plant-type plant type Biennial
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun
height height 4’-5’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 3-9

This dwarf variety produces romantic, puffball, double blooms in blush pink with darker pink centers. If planted early enough or started indoors, you can expect to see blooms in the first season. Since this variety is shorter, it would work well in containers. Stalk hollyhock if they begin to tip over.

Plant in full sun and watch this variety take off. Hummingbirds, bees and butterflies will flock to this variety. An ideal choice for a pollinator garden.

‘Indian Springs’

Close-up of blooming flowers of Alcea rosea ‘Indian Springs’ in various shades of pink and white. Tall stems bearing large, showy, solitary flowers, which consist of large, rounded petals, slightly wavy at the edges, arranged around a long, pollen-covered yellow pistil. Large, dark green, heart-shaped, lobed leaves grow on the stems.
‘Indian Springs’ is a mix of various pink and white flowers.
botanical-name botanical name Alcea rosea ‘ Indian Springs’
plant-type plant type Biennial
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun
height height 5’-6’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 3-9

If you can’t decide what pink color to plant, why not plant a mix of pinks? ‘Indian Springs’ is a heirloom mix that produces a number of different pink and white blooms. This mix is one of the most popular hollyhock mixes. Known for blooming in its first year, this is an excellent option to see flowers right away.

This is an heirloom variety which means it’s been around for centuries. It’s commonly seen in older cottage style homes or around the foundation of farmhouses and barns. In 1937, it won the All-American Selections. Winners of this award have been tested and judged for its performance and considered the best of the best.

Final Thoughts

Pink is a classic color that brings romance and elegance to any yard. Hollyhocks are gaining popularity once again and for good reasons. They are a versatile plant that reseed so well, they are almost like a weed.

Plant them along flower bed borders, buildings or fences to quickly fill a space with beautiful colors and unique blooms. Good luck and happy planting!

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