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Hollyhock Instructions

  1. Enjoy a colorful show of flowers deep to vibrant colors
  2. Plant seeds outdoors in full sun to part shade
  3. Keep well watered; fertilize regularly for prolific blooms
  4. Plan for stalks up to 9 ft. tall
  5. Will self-seed; blooms early to late summer

Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade
Maturity: 365 days or more from seed to flower
Height: 4 to 9 feet
Spacing: 18 to 36 inches apart in all directions

Site Preparation

Hollyhocks will thrive in full sun to partial shade and rich, moist soil. Prior to planting work plenty of organic matter, such as compost or aged animal manure, into the garden. This helps condition the soil, which improves drainage and increases its ability to hold water and nutrients

How to Plant

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.

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