Deadheading Hollyhocks - Knowledgebase Question

Charlotte, NC
Question by tut9
July 7, 1999
My hollyhocks are 7 feet tall and are done blooming. Do I cut them down to the ground or half way down or leave them? Will they bloom again this season or not till next year?Thank you for your help.

Answer from NGA
July 7, 1999


Cutting the stalks back immediately after blooming may produce a second bloom, so go ahead and cut it back about two-thirds. New little stalks should appear and produce smaller blooms on sideshoots.

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