Have you ever grown Hollyhocks?

United States
May 20, 2008 2:20pm CST
Don't you just love 'em? Do you put them along a fence or anything? To help keep them standing seeing as they are so tall? I collect the seeds and toss them around where I want more hollyhocks to grow. I believe they are an 'old world' flower..(?) Maybe that's why I especially like them.
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
22 May 08
I wanted to buy Hollyhocks to plant this yr but didnt end up getting them but probably next yr I will cause they really are beautiful..
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
22 May 08
I love hollyhocks and used to have them growing in the yard back in Kansas but not here in SC. When i was a kid my grandmother had them all over the place. My cousins and I would make little dancing dolls with them. They were such fun.
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@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
22 May 08
I have two of them that grew as weeds last year. I let them grow and now they have flower buds on them. They left me about 1 foot to walk up my steps. I'll upload a photo of the weeds soon. I do like them when they are in their place. They do make a good backdrop for the rest of the perennials and good along wooded areas that get enough sunshine. And they produce hundreds of seeds on each plant. So if you have 1 you have plenty.
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@nova1945 (1614)
• United States
20 May 08
I think they are beautiful and my daughter has them all over her yard in Texas. But I have tried twice to grow them from seeds with no success. Is there a trick to it? They just don't seem to live for me. Any tips?
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@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
30 May 08
I love growing hollyhocks too! They are so pretty and I grow some every year. For a while there it seemed like they were self-sowing from the year before, but I think this year the winter was bad enough it did them in lol. I save seed from them every fall so I can get more going the following spring. I usually grow them by my dog kennel fence, they are usually tall enough that it provides some shade as well as being pretty. My grandmother used to call them 'outhouse flowers' lol. That was because she said everybody used to grow them around their outhouses back at the turn of the century. I also think of them as an old world, or old-fashioned, flower, I think they're a timeless favorite!