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Mutant hollyhock?

Posted by sunny_megs z5a ONT (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 6, 06 at 16:46

I do not remember planting this in my garden, but it seems that I have a huge mutant hollyhock growing. It appeared last year and has come back this year. It is aboout 6 feet tall and has multiple (3 that I can see) fower stems coming from a single plant. The stem is gigantic, bigger than my other hollyhocks that I did plant. I have just had to tie it to the fence after a huge rainstorm because it fell over. The foweres if I remember correctly are avery pale pink or white with a littler darker pink closer to the middle of the fower. Does anyone know if this could be a hollyhock or some sort of gigantic weed? If I can figure out how to post a picture I will.

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RE: Mutant hollyhock?

  • Posted by janetr Ottawa USDA 4a (My Page) on
    Fri, Jul 7, 06 at 22:11

Hey, if it's a beautiful gigantic weed, keep it! You are the one who defines what is or isn't a weed in your garden.

Janet's Garden

RE: Mutant hollyhock?

Hello,I have a beautiful dark red hollyhock which grows under my poplar tree in my front yard,which I did not plant.I had noticed my nieghbor about two blocks down had the same hollyhocks in his garden,so I imagine a little birdie must have visted his garden and came and sat on nmy poplar tree and passed the seed into my garden.I have grown to love this plant and have even addded a couple more plants under both of my poplar trees.Happy gardening.Kate

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