Sowing Hollyhock Seeds - Knowledgebase Question

Mission, BC
Question by atkabbott
September 20, 2000
When do I plant my seeds for my hollyhocks? And what type of soil do they like?


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Answer from NGA
September 20, 2000

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Hollyhocks will thrive in ordinary garden soil that has been amended with compost. Sow in spring when soil temperatures are about 55 degrees. They germinate readily and once established will probably self-sow each year. Some will bloom the first year, but others won't bloom until the second year. Good luck!

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