The cool weather combined with moisture allow the fungus to develop and spread, as do contaminated garden tools, the wind, rain, and insects. You must plant your seeds or bare roots in the ground that have excellent drainage. Renaldo Recinos on May 4th, 2014 at 8: The more severe the leaf damage is, the greater the overall plant defoliation.
If your hollyhocks are planted in a place where the bottom portion of the stalks is concealed, you may want to leave the spent flowers at the bottom so that seeds will develop there.
Any good places to get them online? I had no idea and now I'm smarter than I was before. It went unnoticed until today, when I watched a hummingbird flit from flower to flower in search of sweet nectar.
Anonymous on July 9th, 2015 at 6: Fungal diseases can quickly spread over an entire hollyhock plant or from plant to plant, so take action as soon as you spot trouble. Not Helpful 11 Helpful 24.
The flower stalks can be weak and so it may require staking in exposed sites or excessively rich soils.
BTW I collected all kinds of seeds and will be planting them soon. Landscape Attributes Hollyhock is an herbaceous perennial with a rigidly upright and towering form. Sow the seeds immediately in seed trays for indoor growing, if you want to start another cycle of indoor hollyhocks in hopes of getting blooms during their first year outdoors.
Both flowers come in a wide variety of colors. How to Transplant Hollyhocks. Home Research Center Flower Guides. Hollyhocks grow quite tall, usually in the range of several feet, while calendula are a more modest 12 to 18 inches tall, depending upon the variety. Don't worry if you've forgotten to start calendula seeds inside.
It starts on young leaves, covering them with raised blemishes that are transparent. Sow hollyhock seeds outdoors just beneath the surface of the soil 1-2 weeks before last frost. When flowers fade, cut stalks to the ground. Flower Height: Place a plastic dome or plastic bag over the seed trays to maintain humidity and keep the room temperatures around 65 to 70 to encourage germination. Plant or store the hollyhock seeds.