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Info on Hollyhock

Posted by sudimari z5 IN (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 16, 05 at 17:22

At least I think that was what I bought. I'm trying to decide whether my parents (who have mostly shade) or I (will be late morning to late afternoon FULL SUN) are better off taking this plant when I move. Although I normally keep the tags I can't find this one. (I have tags for about 6 perrineals that I killed though LOL)


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RE: Info on Hollyhock

  • Posted by jean001 z8aPortland, OR (My Page) on
    Sun, Oct 16, 05 at 17:33

Sun. And good air circulation!

RE: Info on Hollyhock

Thanks jean. Sounds like it should have been further out from the fence this year...never got any blooms after the one it had when purchased, the new place is wide open so hopefully it will thrive there.

RE: Info on Hollyhock

Hollyhocks are biennial which means they put out a "bun" of leaves the first year, flower the second year, then die. Some will come back for another year or two, but not with a great show. They also have a very deep, sensitive taproot, which is hard to transplant. I wouldn't move the plant. Buy another one in spring and start fresh.

RE: Info on Hollyhock

Or collect the seeds: next year you'll get greenery, the following year enjoy the flowers.

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