The Q&A Archives: Non-flowering Hollyhock

Question: I planted hollyhocks from seed. I had large leaves but no flowers. Will they flower next spring? Should I cut the large leaves back?

Answer: Hollyhocks are generally considered to be biennials, or plants which bloom in their second year. It sounds like yours are right on schedule. Allow the foliage to stay in place; next spring when the weather settles remove any badly tattered leaves. Your plants should bloom next summer.

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