Hollhocks

damiendamien Posts: 3
Hi There, this is new to me so I am just looking for some advice about how to grow a hollyhock, is it the same as a foxgloves, somebody told me they are nicer and I got one down at the garden center at half price as they were dying out due to the harsh frost that we had, thank you

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,255

    plant it insome not too sticky soil in the sun damien. Not much like a foxglove but very nice as long as it doesn't get rust.

  • bookmonsterbookmonster Posts: 199

    I'm growing them from seed for the first time - I have read that they should be spaced 60cm apart, and can be cut right back and mulched after dying back, to prolong life. I believe my seedlings shouldn't be planted out until all risk of frost has passed, is this correct?

  • patty3patty3 Posts: 129

    Hi Damien,

    I love both, and sow foxglove by scattering seeds in a shady

    area then transplant when large enough.

    hollyhock i sow in pots.

  • patty3patty3 Posts: 129

    Hi nutcutlet

     yes rust is a problem on mine, but i just remove the leaf that has it

    and it does not seem to hurt the flower stem at all.

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