• slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
Caring-for-Hollyhock-Plants-THUMB.jpg

Caring for Hollyhock Plants

I started growing hollyhocks. They bloom beautifully for about 6 weeks. Now I’m curious how to care for these 8-foot tall plants. Do I cut back the stalks to ground level or leave them? Do they need regular watering or fertilizer? 

Hollyhocks are biennials or short lived perennials. Allow the leaves to grow and store energy in the roots and produce seeds for next season.  Wait for the seed pods to develop, dry, open and distribute the seeds before pruning.  Prune the plants back once the tops turn brown.  Remove the dried up stems back to the green rosette of leaves at the base of the plant.  The biennials will die after flowering while the perennial types will return next year to flower again.  

Related

Upcoming Appearances


Sept. 25, 2021
Green Bay Botanic Garden
25th Birthday Celebration

in-person

Sept. 30, 2021
Shade Gardening for Beauty and Pollinator Appeal 
Webinar

Oct. 9, 2021
Everything Hydrangeas
@ Sanger House Gardens

in-person

Oct. 15-17, 2021
NARI Milwaukee Home &
Remodeling Show

in-person

Oct. 20, 2021
Kid & Pet Friendly Houseplants
Webinar

Oct. 23, 2021
San Diego Fall Home & Garden Show
Del Mar, CA

Oct. 27, 2021
Pruning Tips for Shrubs
Webinar

Register today! Plus, watch Melinda's past webinars ON DEMAND
for a limited time.

Learn More

Book an Appearance

Learn More

Enter to win a $150
Corona Tools Gift Card

ENTER NOW