Anyone ever grown dwarf delphiniums and hollyhocks

cairnsiecairnsie Posts: 389

I grew from seed this year dwarf delphniums (magic fountain) and dwarf hollyhock (queeny) they seem to be doing well and was wondering will they flower this year and will they survive the winter as there is mixed reviews on if they will survive or not. Anyone had any experience of them they are both supposedly perienial and flower in first year.

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  • hollie hockhollie hock Posts: 3,344

    I haven't grown the dwarf types, but I'm guessing they will probably flower next year. How big are they? I've over wintered hollyhocks and larkspurs in a cold frameimage

  • -- Posts: 88

    My climate is somewhat different, but I´ve grown Magic Fountains and Majorette.

    The first one succumbed to untimely heat where I live (last year was terrible for

    me), but they grew quickly and bloomed in 5 months.

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    Now Majorette had a hard time with imagine what- mallow rust, but took one whole

    year to bloom (just like any other hollyhock). Maybe I was wrong in sowing the

    latter in mid-spring; perhaps end of summer would be more suitable. Anyway, there

    you are.

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  • cairnsiecairnsie Posts: 389

    They look good I have been growing them since january they are both about a foot high and a foot wide so i am hoping they bloom. How high was the follage when they bloom as i am unsure how big they will get.

  • BookertooBookertoo Posts: 1,306

    Have done dwarf delphiniums, they are lovely - too windy here to grow the tall ones - haven't yet tried the hollyhocks, maybe next year - we will see. 

  • -- Posts: 88

    I grew the delphiniums in pots, so they didn´t grow much (about one and a half foot,

    without the blooms).

    The hollyhocks started blooming when they were over 2 feet high.

  • cairnsiecairnsie Posts: 389

    Well i have been feeding them and lots of tlc so hopefully i may see some blooms in august from the january sown ones,

  • cairnsiecairnsie Posts: 389

    Unfortunately mine are in the ground so cant pot them on or overwinter them. Do you think they will survive?

    Thanks for the replys

  • hollie hockhollie hock Posts: 3,344

    I would say they that would be fine, delps and hollyhocks are hardy and your plants sound big and strong already

    Lovely colour of the majorette

     

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