HOLLYHOCKS - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by ozmotala
April 2, 2010
We just purchased (Dutch) Hollyhocks at Home Depot here in Bristol,CT.

They are rough rootstocks and are shaped like a carrot with roots.

QUESTION: How should they be planted. Do we leave some of it sticking out or, bury the whole thing ?


Answer from NGA
April 2, 2010
Sounds as though you purchased dormant bareroot plants. Choose a sunny garden spot and dig down 6-8 inches, incorporate some organic matter, then level the soil (tamp it down lightly). Then dig a hole for each individual root positioning it with the narrow side down and the thicker top up. Set them deep enough that you can cover them with about 2" of soil. They will begin to grow when the soil warms up. Enjoy your hollyhocks.

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