Hollyhocks in South Carolina? - Knowledgebase Question

North Augusta, SC
Question by cathrynscorn
September 1, 2000
I just received a packet of Hollyhock plants from Burpee. Should I plant them now? Is SC too far south for them to grow?


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Answer from NGA
September 1, 2000

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Hollyhocks grow in almost any zone. In areas with mild winters they can be planted in either spring or fall. If winters are severe, plant in spring. Because of their height, it's best to plant them in a location where they won't be buffeted by winds, or be prepared to stake them. They enjoy full sun and good garden soil that is well-drained. Most hollyhocks will bloom for several seasons if flower stalks are cut off at the base after bloom. Hollyhocks often self-sow. The resulting "volunteers" grow quickly, so if you want them elsewhere, transplant while they're still small, before the roots get too large to transplant safely. Enjoy your hollyhocks!

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