Hollyhock F1 Dwarf - Seeds
Common name: hollyhocks
Color: white, light-pink, magenta and burgundy
Bloom time: Summer. A few varieties will bloom well into Fall.
Height: Some varieties grow 2 -3 , while others grow as high as 6 feet.
Difficulty level: Easy
Planting & Care
Sunlight: Hollyhock like full sun to partial shade
Soil: Hollyhock likes rich, well drained soil.
Water: Water as needed to keep the soil moist at all times.
Fertilizer: Adding a general purpose fertilizer once a month will result in bigger, fuller blooms.
- Sow hollyhock seeds outdoors just beneath the surface of the soil 1-2 weeks before last frost.
- Seeds will germinate in 10-14 days.
- Thin to 18-36 inches apart after seedlings have sprouted.
- Water as needed during dry conditions to keep flowers blooming.
- Adding an organic flower fertilizer every few weeks will result in bigger, bolder blooms.
- When flowers fade, cut stalks to the ground.
- Plant Propagation:Hollyhock are often started from seed.
- You can sow Hollyhock seeds directly into your flower garden.
- We recommend that you start them indoors six to eight weeks before the last frost, and they may bloom the first year.
- In the garden, they need plenty of room.
- Final spacing should be 18-24".
- Give them plenty of room to allow air circulation and minimize rust and other disease.
- Established Hollyhock plants can be separated by division.
- This is best done in the fall to allow the replants time to grow good roots in their new location before winter.
- Days to Germination: Varies, 7 - 25, depending upon variety.
- After the growing season is over, Hollyhock should be cut back to ground level.
- To assure that the plant doesn’t get killed out completely, cover the area with mulch, in case the winter is real harsh.
- Insect and Disease: Insects problems are not too common and can be treated with insecticides and insecticidal soaps.
- Rust disease is a common problem.
- We recommend you apply fungicides regularly.
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