How can I cultivate Hollyhock seeds and get them to grow

I was given some seeds of hollyhock, what is the best way to cultivate them?


07 October 2011 09:54 PM

Dear Brian,

Hollyhock is a beautiful plant to have growing in your garden. They prefer a full sun position and well protected from strong winds. You may need to stake this plant as it will grow up to 3 metres high. Best to plant in a fertile soil with plenty of organic matter added. The best time to plant out the seed is late summer and autumn. You will then have beautiful blooms the following spring. You can raise the seed in trays. It takes 2 - 3 weeks for the seedlings to emerge. They will be ready for transplanting in 6 - 8 weeks time. Space them about 30-40 cm apart to allow plenty of room for them to establish. Keep them well fertilised while they flowering.

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