Stephanie Henkel from USA on April 09, 2013: Congratulations on your Hub of the Day! Take a look at our handy hollyhock grow guide, below. Comfort Babatola from Bonaire, GA, USA on April 09, 2013: Beautiful, and very well detailed! Love hollyhock. Thanks for sharing this beautiful (photos are awesome) hub..Cheers. Not only does chaff retain moisture, which could cause seed to rot, but it may also harbor fungal spores and viruses. Suzanne Ridgeway from Dublin, Ireland on April 09, 2013: Well deserved HOTD! Hollyhocks are biannuals and although some of them will go on flowering year after year , you will also lose some of them each year and so you need to have the next generation coming on to replace them. Plant them at the back of a border as they can reach heights of 2m or more. I'm happy; I'm waiting for the flowers to die so I can harvest some seed and plant all along the alley beside my house!! Easy walk to pub, restaurants and shops. :). Jill Spencer (author) from United States on July 30, 2016: I just now saw your comment! Athlyn Green from West Kootenays on April 19, 2017: I love Hollyhock. Look for these two species: Fig leaf hollyhock (Alcea ficifolia) – sometimes called Antwerp; Russian hollyhock (Alcea rugosa) TIP: If you are buying starter plants, inspect them closely for any sign of spotting or spores. In the late 1960s, botanists at the National Botanic Gardens in Lucknow, India found that soaking hollyhock seeds in hot water anywhere from 60–70°C for 30 minutes greatly improved their germination rate. Collect seed from a friends hollyhocks in late summer or early autumn, If you can take a whole spike of seed heads and lay the section on the ground where you want to seeds to germinate. The hollyhock seed should not be planted deeply. Although, I prefer to leave … As Rosanna says, if you want to grow your hollyhocks right by a path, as she does, they need to look vigorous and healthy. Can someone tell me where to find gibberillic acid? Curiously, some seeds I planted last year did not germinate but are coming up this spring. All the best, Jill. Where to plant hollyhocks. If you want a specific colour of hollyhock flower then you wll need to buy either a pot grown plant or a named varierty of seeds. Gathering their seeds is a very smart idea, and nature's way of reproducing. Thanks so much! For the best results, sow seeds in individual biodegradable containers. Every so often i would water where i had planted them, and I avoided planting any other plants there. The mistake many novice hollyhock growers make … Warnings. Leave any new flower spikes to come on as they will keep producing new flowers for at least another month. They will grow in a more shady position, but they will always be leaning to the light, and you may need to stake them or tie them in to the wall. And because it will have experienced bouts of winter cold—unlike spring-sown hollyhock—the plants will likely produce flowers in the first growing season. This is usually around early to mid September in Blakeney. And your photos are gorgeous! They are very reliable flowerers. All plants need water but fully grown hollyhocks have a very deep tap root and are able to survive in very dry and poor soil conditions such as down crevices and at the foot of walls in rain shadows. It won’t harm hollyhock seeds. Cover it lightly with soil, as the seed needs light in order to germinate. We are in Phoenix, and when I had my first house in 1991, I planted a large flower garden (40+ rose bushes!). Life is waiting to happen under our feet! Young hollyhock buds are tender and green, with a … In his case, it was cardinal flower that began to grow throughout his garden after he'd "disturbed" the soil by rearranging plants. Both plants need tinkering to be at their best. Jill Spencer (author) from United States on February 22, 2013: Hey Glimmer Twin Fan! Although hollyhocks are a biennial, they often seem to be perennials as fallen seeds germinate and grow each year producing year after year of flowers. As the flowers die, the petals fall. However, when I went to pick the seed pod, I discovered it's very different than the other ones in my yard. Be aware though that if you break the tap root the plant will probably not survive being moved. Sorry you didn't like the foliage. But they're so big & beautiful, the damage is hardly noticeable. In fact, it's so easy that it's an ideal garden activity for children. Do I leave the tops or cut them back? Bought all black seeds but everyone is pink what is my pronlem? Good luck to both of us! In my experience pot grown hollyhocks do not establish as quickly as when they are seeded in the flowering position. Collecting and saving hollyhock flower seeds is a simple process. I have found that seeds from green pods dried this way have an astounding germination rate, even after several years of storage. I'll take a look, too, ExpectGreatThings. Get Your Preferred Seeds. We usually don't have a hard freeze after middle of February. I also learned that the Hollyhock seeds need to be frosted, and that hollyhocks do not like competition. [2] In the neighborhood where I lived as a child, many hollyhocks bloomed in other gardens, but not in ours. We collect the hollyhock seeds in September , October and November as that is when they set seed. Hi embarrett91 -- Luckily, seeds don't cost much, so you can always experiment, and flowers are lots of fun to grow. This will stimulate the hollyhock plant to produce more flower spikes. That way, you can plant hollyhock seedlings in their containers outdoors without disturbing the roots at all. interesting. The area where it sprouted abuts the alley and it's the most dry, crusty, inhospitable dirt you can imagine; weeds barely grow along that strip of dirt, so you can imagine my surprise when the little "not a weed" plant popped up. It would be great to gather seeds from some of the beautiful double hollyhocks that you showed in your photos! It's best to start the seed in individual pots, as hollyhocks (even seedlings) can develop long taproots that don't transplant well. Thanks, Kathy! Sending you many Angels this morning :) ps. Thank you for your help. Hope you’re successful! And they sure are pretty! The rains, snows, frosts, and thaws of autumn, winter, and spring are all the water treatment the seed needs to prep it for germination. Lots of tips and ideas. Thanks for commenting! Keep moist and protect from the sun. Hi Athlyn! Hollyhock seeds sown in the fall will produce flowers the following summer, while hollyhock seeds sown in the spring will produce flowers the following year during the summer. Hollyhocks will bloom all summer long , well into autumn and in a mild winter we have even still had a couple of flowers at Christmas. Soak seeds in the gibberellic acid solution overnight and then plant. And don’t worry about the cold. Water treatments are commonly used on seeds with hard shells. Spring and fall are the best times to start the wonderful hollyhock (Alcea rosea) from seed. It's best to plant hollyhock seedlings outdoors when they're small, before they develop long taproots that don't transplant well. Rebecca, now's the time to plant 'em! The best time (and the easiest time) to sow hollyhock seed is in autumn. Jill Spencer (author) from United States on February 08, 2018: Hi Laurie! It is my first time planting. Overwintering Hollyhocks Indoors. Nice article. Each year, as it dropped seeds, we had more and more plants. They often stick together in the pod and should be separated to facilitate drying. Any that you manage to pot up and grow on can then be planted into borders later in the season or given away to friends. It's now taller than my house (somewhere around 15 feet, in my opinion), with big, beautiful flowers painted in the most gorgeous color of faded pink, like you'd find when looking at antiques. Members of this plant family have a distinctive look, so if you think that Hollyhocks remind you of Hibiscus (like I do), you’re not out of your mind. In spring when the soil warms, the seed will sprout. Rust is often worse if you have a wet summer. Take care, Jill, Hi SavingKathy! I would especially like some with double blooms. If you are planting pot grown hollyhock plants then plant them about 2 feet apart. --Jill. Question: I haven't had luck starting hollyhock from seeds, can I start hollyhock seeds inside hydroponically? Answer: Soaking increases the chances of successful germination, so doing so is a good idea. Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on April 09, 2013: I have not hadhuge success in grwoing plants from seeds but this sounds like something I can do. Hollyhocks will live for several years and reward you with lots of flower if you look after them correctly. Add to basket. Of course, the birds may have eaten them. I have new hollyhocks coming up this fall from seeds the old plant dropped. I just love hollyhocks! Sometimes it is rather ugly, but then ... hollyhocks are back-of-the-bed plants. Having said this it can be done. Hope your hollyhocks are a success. Afer your hollyhocks have flowered (and they flower all summer long ) leave the flower heads on the plant to form seed. Be careful not to weed out your tiny baby hollyhocks. Toy Tasting from Mumbai on April 09, 2013: The Dirt Farmer, firstly congratulation on HOTD! ExpectGreatThings from Illinois on April 10, 2013: I just checked and there are tons of photos on Google images of hollyhock dolls. They are a beautiful flower in Gods creation. Question: How do I bloom a hollyhock that is almost a year old? I also had a section of wild flowers. Thank you for all the info. Thanks! Sierra Woods from Albuquerque, New Mexico on September 21, 2014: I have a gorgeous volunteer Hollyhock that is a stunning dark burgundy. An excellent variety for backgrounds, screens and tall accent groups. So probably gonna do half now and half in the spring. They will usually carry on until about late October/ early November. Jill Spencer (author) from United States on August 22, 2013: carter06, thanks so much! I did have success from plants transplanted from my aunt’s farm, and they reseeded themselves for several years. The tall spikes are covered with blooms from top to bottom. Simple answer yes in abundance but they will not always seed true. Best, Jill. I'm starting hollyhocks in a new area of the yard this year. Take care, Jill. I must try your suggestions. Try a hot water treatment. If there's one defining feature to describe the hollyhock, it's height. Creeping Charlie grows as a prostrate vine, spreading through gardens and yards. Hollyhock, Alcea rosea, is a half-hardy biennial prized for its colorful blooms, which appear on tall flower stalks in summer. I love hollyhock. After transplanting seedlings into fertile soil in a sunny spot in the garden, keep the young plants moist. However, I personally didn't enjoy the look of the plant very much especially the leaves (although the flowers were stunning!). Jonne Pollina . Answer: Hollyhock does cross-pollinate. Jill Spencer (author) from United States on September 22, 2014: Hey, Sierra! I j joined your rank of fans . Some have double flowers. Congrats on the HOTD award. Jill Spencer (author) from United States on August 10, 2018: You're welcome, Sianni! Thank you! Then I waited until late August when the hollyhocks are setting seed and then collected some ripe seed from the hollyhocks growing outside the old Blakeney Cottage Company offices, which used to be about halfway up Blakeney high street ( they have since moved to a much larger office at the bottom of the high street on Blakeney Quay) I took my Hollyhock seed home and scattered it on the gravel on the sunny aspect of the cottage garden, and against the house, and I waited and waited. I would like to start seeds soon but don't have a lot. In a very mild winter I have still had hollyhocks flowering in the cottage garden at Gardeners Cottage in December, but this is unusual. Come spring you may want to tidy up the old seeds heads and scatter the seed in the area you wish them to germinate, Water the area where you have sown the seeds occaisonly and keep it free of weeds. Hi Jill, thanks for all you excellent information! Planting them in fall may also induce hollyhocks to bloom the first year. Once they have set seed and the seed has dried out and gone brown and is bursting from the seed pods, then you can tidy them up. We may get a late crop of seed as we have some hollyhocks that are flowering now, so if you would like to go on waiting list please comment below. Take care, Jill, Toytasting, a farmhouse sounds like the perfect spot for hollyhocks. My husband was very sceptical as to whether we had the right conditions as there were none growing in the cottage garden at the time we purchased the house and none in the neighbour's gardens even though we are just off Blakeney high street on Coronation lane. After reviewing this article, I may try again. The bees and other creatures just love them! It's not a variety we see much out here where I live, so it'll be a somewhat unique accent for the front garden. I have two 12-foot specimens that grew from seeds a friend sent me, and I want to share them with my friends. --Jill. No, I don't think nature would mind so long as you left some pods on the stems. But waiting two seasons requires a lot of patience. Unfortunately in India we do not have big garden spaces outside our homes. Moreover, the holding stalks range from 6 to 9 feet. Shared and pinned. You have to be very patient with hollyhocks. Such beautiful photos Jill. Do you have any suggestions for avoiding rust with hollyhocks? Simply sprinkle the seed onto soil that's been amended with lots of rich compost and cover it very, very lightly with soil. If you then send us a stamped addressed envelope we will send you some of this years seeds for you to sow in your own garden. The water treatment is a great idea I will try this year. Well, but your hub has inspired me to plant a Hollyhock in my farmhouse :) Thank you! Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on September 18, 2017: Hollyhocks are lovely tall flowering plants. Just be patient! Congratulations on your well-deserved Hub of the Day award and beaucoup thanks! That's the best thing about planting flowers in the fall-- early flowers! I'm now living in a different area of Canada and find they don't self-seed. Answer: Plant them about three feet apart. Thanks. Right in the middle of a path! Learned a lot here, but am especially glad to learn about dividing hollyhocks. These babies are unlikely to flower until the following year. Thanks! I have no idea what color they will be (they were a gift from someone else's garden) but am hoping for black. Good to hear from you & thanks, Jill, Hi Giselle. I know they will not bloom this year. Hollyhocks need full sun and moist, rich, well drained soil. Great hub! (Wish me luck!) Kathy Sima from Ontario, Canada on February 22, 2013: Thanks for that info, Jill. If you're planting now, in the fall, without saving/refrigerating your seeds, you shouldn't have to dry the matured seeds more. At the annual MD Master Gardener Training Day at UMD, the guest speaker spoke for a bit about his experience with just what you're talking about. Their tall spires look good grown against walls and fences and are stalwarts of cottage gardens. Best of luck, Jill. Zebrina has 2 inch white to lavender flowers with deep purple stripes pointing to a purple center. Best to you! To force biennial hollyhocks to flower the first year, treat them with gibberellic acid, a flower inducer that takes the place of a cold period. Do this if your seeds are old. Perhaps you can dedicate your bird-friendly garden to him; it would be the ideal hunting ground. Take it easy! When we lived out in Alberta, they used to self-seed and would pop up all over the yard and were truly beautiful. At this point, they are ready to harvest. Jill Spencer (author) from United States on August 12, 2020: I'm sure you can do it, MizBejabbers! t I had no idea what I had. I had a friend seed me some seeds and I did nothing to them just planted the seed in the garden when we put the vegetables in. --Jill. I'm wondering if it can still survive from the stalk that's left in the ground. Kind regards. Dividing is definitely the easiest--or should I say it provides the quickest, most visible results. With our mini ice storm going on right now this is a lovely break. Allow seeds to fall around plants to encourage new plants. Jill Spencer (author) from United States on July 12, 2018: If you plant them in summer, they may germinate and then die as seedlings because of the heat or simply never grow to maturity. It also causes those that do sprout to do so more quickly. Thanks for this article which will help me keep it coming back! Let’s look at a few tips on hollyhocks to help you grow them in your yard. You'd need at least 300 yards (about 275 meters) between your plants to reduce the likelihood of cross-pollination. My husband is so proud!! I have to admit that after that i gave up , and decided hollyhocks would just not grow in Nottinghamshire and that they were obviously a Norfolk plant. What a great bit on nostalgia! Answer: Do move the mulch but wait until you have sturdy seedlings before mulching around the plants. Just outside of my husbands mancave (former back porch) this past winter, an interesting little plant popped up. --Jill. FB and Tweeted. Plant hollyhock seeds and enjoy this showy, tall favorite perennial. How do I gather seeds from my hollyhock? I appreciate them very much! Hi moonlake! They do love to self seed, but you have done a very nice job of showing people how to save Hollyhock seeds for transplanting next year, which will offer more control of where they end up. Sounds like you're a green thumb! Jill Spencer (author) from United States on April 02, 2018: Sounds like they were mis-marked. You may be able to gently dig up the spare ones, and either move them elsewhere or pot them up into pots and grow them on a bit. The seeds inside the pod will be stuck together, so you'll have to break them apart as well. Before refrigerating or freezing them, either place the seeds in small glass jars or place packets of seed in a large, sealable glass container. We have friends who make hollyhock dolls for my kids each year :) Maybe I could grow them and make the cute little dolls for others... Subhas from New Delhi, India on April 09, 2013: Your hub has tempted me to grow one. But the first year you probably will only get green growth and then second year get big plants with flowers on them. The next year I purchased some hollyhock seed and sowed it as per the instructions and still was not successful. useful hub for one to start sowing a garden and reaping a harvest of hollyhocks~. If the pods are spread out on a flat surface in a warmish room for a few weeks, the seeds can easily be removed from the pods. Best, Jill. We live in Central Texas and the growing season isn't over yet. Make sure the seeds are completely dry before storing them, as they have a tendency to mildew. A volunteer hollyhock came up - no idea from where. Jill Spencer (author) from United States on April 06, 2017: very nice article. For hollyhock flowers, you have a variety of colors to choose from, such as white, pink, red, yellow, and maroon. Scatter the seeds thinly over the prepared soil, but don't cover them with soil because hollyhock seeds need light to sprout. The resulting plants, however, probably won't blossom for another year. But now I want to replant them in any color. sleeps up to 14. They are really cute! Thank you so much for your advise. This growing and maintenance guide will cover the following topics for this biennial: Hollyhock tends to grow true from seed, even hybrids like this double pink. I want to plant seed along a wall, they get sun the first half of the day then shade. If you have received a pack we wish you every success in growing them and would love to hear how you get on. I have pictures if that would help as well. Jill Spencer (author) from United States on February 03, 2020: inkXE from Los Angeles on February 02, 2020: Jill Spencer (author) from United States on October 16, 2019: Hi Michele! Jill Spencer (author) from United States on September 25, 2017: Hi Marie. Hollyhocks are some of my favorite old fashioned flowers and bring to mind my grandmother's garden and the beautiful hollyhocks that she grew. Almost every year, I pick the most mature green seed pods and bring them inside to dry. Thanks for the kind words. Shipping category 1. Truly, well deserved. I just put them out. This is best done when they are very young plants or seedlings. All the best! Gorgeous hub from start to finish, your Hollyhocks are simply stunning. If you would like some please leave a comment and we will get in get in touch when this years are ready. Question: I intend to grow hollyhock against a short fence but that same fence and the neighbour's horrible van create shade in the area. Good luck to you. Having lived here over a decade and having no hollyhocks, I assumed a bird had deposited a seed. Thus, consider your color preferences as well as your space and height needs before opting for seeds. Very lovely double yellow flowers, like carnations 5' Sun ~15 seeds £2.50. How do you prevent the holly hock stems and leaves to stay healthy and green? Informal places are just their style. Appreciate the positive feedback--in fact, I can't stop smiling. You said to use gibberellic acid for possible same year blooms. You have inspired me to get some in now! Best, Jill. Up all the way and shared. They really are magnificent and will keep popping up new flowers right until the first frosts. We just walked around them. They received no significant care and were always beautiful. Hope you consider joining HP as a writer. Start them inside about mid-March. Still, we gardeners try. I like gardening, but don't have the time or ambition to do something like this right now. skye2day from Rocky Mountains on April 09, 2013: farmer, Loved your hub dear one. Add to basket. Because of its height, hollyhock is perfect for the back of a bed or border. Some hollyhock varieties are resistant to some, but not all, variants of P. malvacearum. You can always thin them out again later, if they appear too crowded, and you may lose some of the young hollyhock seedlings, so its always useful to have spares. Sheri Dusseault from Chemainus. New to this site and thrilled at the wealth of useful information. All our hollyhock seeds collected last year have now gone, but we will have more this autumn. You can transplant these seedlings when it gets warm in April. an-rtist-- isn't the natural world amazing? I wish you lots of success with your seeds. Biennial hollyhock planted in spring is unlikely to bloom the first year. Sun preferred like all Hollyhocks ~15 seeds £2.50. So you'll have little trouble differentiating bits of stem, pod, and other chaff from them. A storm broke my hollyhock steams off at the root they were in full bloom can I salvage the the seeds. If you are thinning out hollyhock seedlings, that have grown from seed in the planting position, I would leave about 10-12 inches between each one and its neighbour. They are still growing I think they're about 4 years old. Thank you for the thorough detail! If blooms develop the first growing season, the stalks may need to be staked to prevent them from falling over under the weight of the plant's full, heavy flowers. I hope you do! The first time I paid attention to the seed pod I thought it resembled an old coin purse with the string at the top to draw it closed. This year I thought nature wouldn't mind if I took a couple of seed pods - I shall be planting immediately (18 Sept 2017). Should I move the mulch then scatter and mulch over? After a few days, remove the hollyhock pods, breaking them open onto sheets of paper towels. Sow hollyhock seeds in a cold frame or protected seedbed in the early summer. Fingers crossed for that future row of giant hollyhocks! I live in the harsh desert terrain along the southern Ca/Az border, zone 9b. However, if the plant was destroyed before the seeds fully developed, they are less likely to be viable. I think that's how you get to it. (See directions for harvesting and saving hollyhock seed below.). We will be starting to collect hollyhock seed this week. 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