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Apr 19, 2016 5:03 PM CST
planted a hollyhock and all it does is get leaves. doesn't send up a stalk. what is wrong. this is the second year
Name: Tara
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Apr 19, 2016 5:53 PM CST
Maybe too much nitrogen fertilizer? That can often grow more leaf growth than bud, flower growth.
Name: Sandy B.
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Apr 19, 2016 8:12 PM CST
Welcome to NGA, @Steve1949 !

It would help if we knew where you are located (you can add that info in your "profile," so it shows on the right-hand side of your posts). Most hollyhocks are biennials, so they will flower the 2nd year; maybe it just isn't time yet for yours to send up the flower stalk?
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