Hollyhocks

jean5204jean5204 Posts: 2
Hi, this is my first post, I have two hollyhocks, one didn’t flower at all last year but this year it has white flowers and one stem is a lovely dark red, the other one flowered last year with yellow flowers and this year it has yellow flowers with one stem a pinky red, is this unusual or normal for these plants to have  two different colours on one plant . Thank you 



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  • Gardenpixie99Gardenpixie99 Kent Posts: 25
    Can you take a picture for us ? @jen5204
  • jean5204jean5204 Posts: 2

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 8,022
    They are short-lived perennials which cross-pollinate and self-seed very easily, so I wonder if that's what has happened here, with the old plants dying and being replaced by seedlings which started last year?  Because of their variability, every seedling can result in a plant with different coloured (or even shaped) flowers.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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