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May 10, 2018 3:49 PM CST
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3a)
I've seen this plant year after year and it always seems to have evidence of caterpillars in the spring. I've never been able to ID the plant or find the caterpillars, but I think I'll be able to do one if I get the other. It's also always heavily infested with aphids in the late spring and has these huge flower stalks that produce seeds.
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May 10, 2018 4:58 PM CST
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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I can see HollyHock seed pods and stems in the photo.
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May 10, 2018 5:07 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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May 10, 2018 7:24 PM CST
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3a)
Thanks! I'll see if I can figure out where the caterpillars are now. Smiling
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May 11, 2018 8:55 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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I wonder if the pest affecting your plant might be the Hollyhock Weevil? These pages have information about the weevil and how to control them:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.c...
https://wiki.bugwood.org/HPIPM...
https://bspm.agsci.colostate.e...
https://pnwhandbooks.org/insec...
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