Hollyhock - Knowledgebase Question

Montclair, Ca
Question by lisguevara
February 20, 2010
I just purchased hollyhock seeds but now noticed that they grow in zones 4-8. Will this be a problem in my zone? Can I start them indoors and transplant them later?
Thank you

Answer from NGA
February 20, 2010


Hollyhocks will grow nicely in your garden. You can sow the seeds directly outdoors rather than start them indoors and transplant them. They will take two years to bloom (they grow the first year and flower the second year). If you leave the spent flowers on the plant at the end of the season they will self sow and you'll have lots of hollyhock plants the following year. They grow wonderfully well in California so don't worry about the zones. Enjoy your new hollyhocks!

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