How to Take Care of Hollyhocks

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Hollyhocks are flowering plants that are found all over the world because they are a hardy plant that can be started by seed. Cut the greenery of a hollyhock back in the winter with instructions from a sustainable gardener in this free video series on... View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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Hi this is Yolanda Vanveen and in this segment we are going to learn all about how to grow hollyhocks. Now hollyhocks are found all over the world and they grow so easily and they are really really hardy plants that can be started by seed or you can start them by division. This particular plant is a rose mallow and it is related very closely to the hollyhock. It grows in the exact same manner so it has a big stem with lots of leaves and so it gets really tall with lots of flowers and then it will bloom all Summer and then it will die back in the Winter. So you can just cut the greenery back or you can start them by the root and they will reseed themselves all over you just have to be careful with them. They get huge, eight feet tall, gorgeous colors in the full hot sun and as long as they are doing great then leave them alone. You can always cut them back here and there a little bit to encourage new growth and get even more blooms but even if you live in a cold climate they will do really well. They are an easy plant to grow.