Often hollyhock seeds are planted in the fall to allow the seeds a chance to develop a root system during the colder months. When other plants slow their growth and go into dormancy, hollyhock foliage remains green. When spring comes, your fall-planted seeds will speed up growing and bloom all summer.
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