Cottage Gardening forum: Love those hollyhocks

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Name: Sue Seymour
Escanaba Michigan (Zone 5a)
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suzysparklesalot
Jul 27, 2016 6:59 PM CST
I have three hollyhocks blooming now, a double red, double white, and a single peachy yellow. I just love hollyhocks and plan to add some more around my garage and porch.
I love to see yours of anyone else is growing them.

Sue
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Sue from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Name: Missy
SC (Zone 8a)
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Zazinnia
Jul 27, 2016 7:00 PM CST
Welcome to the site! Beautiful hollyhocks. I love them too. I only had 1 dark pink bloom this year.
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Name: Sue Seymour
Escanaba Michigan (Zone 5a)
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suzysparklesalot
Jul 29, 2016 10:01 AM CST
Thanks for welcome! I bet the pink is pretty too
Sue from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Name: Missy
SC (Zone 8a)
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Zazinnia
Aug 1, 2016 8:19 AM CST
Save your seeds!! You can grow more and trade for different colors.
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and the story never ends." Lyrics by Bill and Gloria Gaither

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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Aug 1, 2016 8:11 PM CST
I prefer the old single type, remembering making hollyhock dolls as a child.
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UrbanWild
Aug 23, 2016 8:13 AM CST
irisarian said:I prefer the old single type, remembering making hollyhock dolls as a child.


I had never heard of them so I just searched for the dolls. Pretty cool!

I just bought some hollyhock seeds last week. Next year I hope to see them bloom.

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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Aug 23, 2016 12:39 PM CST
UrbanWild said:



I just bought some hollyhock seeds last week. Next year I hope to see them bloom.



If you have not grown hollyhocks before don't be disappointed when you don't get flowers next year
Hollyhocks are bi-annuals ...first year you only get leaves the second year they flower.

They are beautiful flowers and worth the wait Thumbs up
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Aug 23, 2016 6:47 PM CST
The hollyhock doll site which I saw used pins to secure them (or toothpicks). We just left a bit of the stem on & made a hole in the buds & inserted the stem.
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UrbanWild
Aug 23, 2016 8:02 PM CST
gardengus said:

If you have not grown hollyhocks before don't be disappointed when you don't get flowers next year
Hollyhocks are bi-annuals ...first year you only get leaves the second year they flower.

They are beautiful flowers and worth the wait Thumbs up


I can wait. Any problem with me planting other stuff in the bed while I wait?

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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Aug 24, 2016 5:16 AM CST
No problem when I have hollyhocks they are in a mixed border.
You can plant seeds two years in a row and have hollyhocks every year instead of every other year.
You can even have two different colors that won't cross pollinate if you are saving seeds.
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
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Name: Wanda
Rome, GA (Zone 7b)
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gagirl30161
Aug 28, 2016 8:05 AM CST
When is the best time of the year to plant Hollyhock seeds? In the ground or in pots? I have some seeds but just not quiet sure when to plant them. Confused
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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Aug 28, 2016 2:55 PM CST
If you planted right now I think you would get leaves before frost and possibly flowers next year . you have a longer fall than I do .
Do you know your average last frost date?
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Name: Judy
Simpsonville SC (Zone 7b)
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SCButtercup
Sep 12, 2016 4:01 AM CST
How do you deal with rust? Or do you not have that? When I gardened in Buffalo loved hollyhocks but here in South they get eaten up by orange fungus even when I spray with my usual fungus remedy, bonide copper. Anyone know of a remedy?
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Oct 4, 2016 8:59 AM CST
sorry, no rust problems here

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