Perfect for the back of a border they grow up to 2m in height. They are the tall stately flowers you admire in established gardens of older homes.
To plant hollyhocks use seeds or roots covered with compost or potting soil and grow them in groups of two or three.
When to plant hollyhock bulbs. Alternatively you can sow the hollyhock. Hollyhocks Alcea are perhaps the definitive old-fashioned garden plant. 5-7 lobed large rounded dull green leaves.
Plant several packs to create a mass color effect. As the roots soak start digging the planting hole. Typically hollyhock plants take about a year to grow from seed.
It is generally planted in the month of spring. Partial shade to full sun. You can plant hollyhock seeds in the later months of summer to enjoy blooms the following summer.
Cut hollyhocks down when they finish bl. Hollyhocks will grow in any temperate climate. Like most sun perennials hollyhocks prefer well-drained soil that is moderately fertile.
Dig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots without bending them. The best time to plant bare root hollyhocks is in the early spring or late winter preferably a week or two before the last frost. Also see 12 Beautiful Types Of Daylilies With Names And Pictures.
Hollyhock seed can also be sown in autumn and the young plants over-wintered in a cold frame or cold greenhouse to flower the next year. Do not Cut back in December. Its best to start the seed in individual pots as hollyhocks even seedlings can develop long taproots that dont transplant well.
When planting hollyhock roots in spring cover them with a box or newspaper if spring days get unseasonably warm. With tall spikes of colorful flowers hollyhocks are a cott. If you are planting seeds sow the seeds outside about a week before last frost.
Hollyhock seeds only need to be planted right below the soil no more than 14-inch 6 cm deep. Prepare the ground. The practice of planting seeds in the ground after the last frost date is known as direct sowing Before you hastily plant the seeds in the ground you need to plan ahead.
Choose a sunny location that is protected from strong winds. Hollyhocks have long taproots so if seeds are started indoors use tall individual pots and transplant early to avoid damage. How To Plant Bare Root Hollyhocks GardeningLearn how to plant and grow heavenly hollyhock plants.
Hollyhocks are the Royal Horticultural Society prize winners. These are classed as short lived perennials so after maybe 3-4 years they will be small flowers if any but each spring scrape away some soil at the base in spring and you should see some new shoots growing just use sharp knife and cut them away WITH a part of the roots attached and replant in a small pot till large enough to plant in the garden. Hollyhocks Alcea have long been associated with cottage gardens.
Typically biennial allow the seeds to fall and the clump will persist and return for years to come. Alternatively sow seeds directly in the ground where you want them to grow in MayJune. They bloom for weeks and make a great backdrop in the summer garden.
Hollyhock plants should be about 2 feet 6 m apart to grow well. Seedlings can be placed outside two to three weeks after the last frost. If you are planting seedlings out wait about two to three weeks after last frost.
Plant the hollyhocks outdoors in the spring. If you have a longer growing season you may want to plant your hollyhock seeds in the ground. Start indoor seeds about 9 weeks before the last average frost date.
Dense double flowers borne singly on tall stalks. Young plants are suceptible to damage by slugs and caterpillers. Work soil around the roots firm well and water thoroughly.
Printer Friendly Version This article was last updated on 070320. Each stem bears masses of open bee-friendly flowers measuring up to 10cm in diameter from July to September. The best time to plant hollyhock bulb is a week before the last frost.
Wait until after all signs of frost have passed and average soil temperatures are at least 50 F 10 C. To start hollyhock seed indoors in the spring begin in late winter about nine weeks before the last predicted spring frost in your area. Alternatively you can wait until late in winter or early in spring if you plan to start any transplants indoors.