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by plant killer on May 20, 2005 02:50 PM
4 foot high plant ,no rust or leaf damage,healthy looking,NO FLOWERS, what am I doing wrong ?6 to 8 hours a day direct and indirect sun ,plant food, talked to it, prayed for it ,now lately have just been looking the other direction, didnt think u could mess up a hollyhock, I was wrong!!!
by Katb on May 20, 2005 08:47 PM
My hollyhocks took a very long time to bloom also but after a while they finally did & boy they were worth the wait maybe their like mine slooooow to bloom. [kitty]
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Originally posted by plant killer:
4 foot high plant ,no rust or leaf damage,healthy looking,NO FLOWERS, what am I doing wrong ?6 to 8 hours a day direct and indirect sun ,plant food, talked to it, prayed for it ,now lately have just been looking the other direction, didnt think u could mess up a hollyhock, I was wrong!!!
by catlover on June 15, 2005 04:06 AM
MEGS reply:

p.k. don't fret. From what I was told by a woman who was growing hollyhocks like crazy (and I got seeds from her..) she said that they took 2 years to flower. The first year, they grow thier green.. the 2nd year, they flower. Prolific reseeder. The wind blew seeds everywhere, she even ended up with hollyhocks out in the backyard, where she didn't plant any. LOL.

I did a search, and found this page-
Hortiscope, questions on hollyhocks.
Bill may have more info available as well, but I didn't find it.

Meg

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by mike57 on June 15, 2005 07:14 AM
HI PLANT KILLER it might be a little to soon yet for them to bloom.i see you live in tenn.i live in north east ala.and my hollyhocks are just now getting buds on them but i do have one that has 3 blooms on it.just give it time if its a second year plant it should bloom this year just keep your soil moist not soggy.just be patience with them.good luck with your plants.your friend in gardening.mike57

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by dale49 on May 05, 2006 09:01 AM
Wondering if your hollyhocks bloomed this year. I live in East Texas and I planted my seeds in '04. This year is the first year for blooms and they are looking great. I intend to plant a big bead of flowers with hollyhocks, poppies, and etc for show. I saw a bed of flowers along side the curb on one of our main thoroughfares about 4x20 and they were just gorgeous. All tall flowers! It was quite eye-catching!!!

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