My Hollyhocks walk all over my Garden
Remains of Hollyhocks have been found in a Neanderthal burial site near Shanidor, Kuristan.
Hollyhocks belong to the Mallow Family.
It is a biennial or a short lived perennial.
It wasn't until I planted a few "Negro" Hollyhock seeds that peach and lavender colors showed up in my garden.
The bees do the pollinating and the deer, the wind and the birds do the scattering of seeds.
I never cease to be amazed by the sheer volume of color and shapes.
They will often plant themselves by a water spout.
In the Fall, when seeds have dried, lay the entire stalk in a place where you want them to grow.
Seeds need light to germinate. Hollyhocks are difficult to transplant unless they are under 2 inches tall.
Hollyhocks are very easy to dry in sand.
Yes, my Salpiglossis are still going strong.
Thanks for asking.
But which is my favorite color?
Now my Sweet Peas are also blooming.
And my roses, how could I put them last?