Been spying some beautiful hollyhocks on the side of the highway near my gravel road for a few days--finally just got a shovel and drove there and dug a few out! This site gave me the strength! lol

Views: 49

Replies to This Discussion

cool have tried those from seed but not got them to work

I think they work better from root stock

 

I had a few seeds from a friend and they grew into a whole yard full and couldn't get rid of them for nothing. Now that  I'm gonna be  moving to a much cooler  climate and will have the forest in my backyard I think I'd like to try them again. I will tell you some people have the worst luck with getting them to grow but I just left them alone and they flourished beyond. Once the flowers bloom the seeds will propragate on their own. Good luck.

I had some from root stock that did well for about 2 years. Last year they never came back up so not sure what happened to them. My grandma used to have them come up for years. She even had some double hollyhocks. They quit coming up too many years ago.

You brave lady! I've seen many beautiful plants growing wild near local highways and thought about, but never had the nerve to go get them. Pass the courage on!

I think the secret is to char the root where thy've broken off so the roots don't bleed.

Well, I used the seed and the hollyhocks are on the way! Not as big as those already established,  but by next season they will be beautiful!

I am sure people driving by thought I was crazy, but who cares! lol

RSS

Latest Activity

Lorraine Smith Pacific NW commented on Lorraine Smith Pacific NW's photo
Thumbnail

Queen

"Thank you Joan for keeping up the comments. This snap dragon is called "chantilly mix" & I loved it last year so am growing it again but the seeds have been slow to sprout so might not be many. The larkspur mix was a hit as well! They…"
Monday
Pat commented on Pat's photo
Thumbnail

20160820_105916

"Hi Joan, thanks for your comment.  I haven't started planting this bed yet but I've noticed it looks like the vinca is coming back this year.  Will probably see how well it fills in, then go get some more.  We've had a…"
Apr 23
Joan *Flower Angel*.. Z-8 commented on Lorraine Smith Pacific NW's photo
Thumbnail

Queen

"LOVE THE BEAUTY..."
Apr 22
Joan *Flower Angel*.. Z-8 commented on Pat's photo
Thumbnail

20160820_105916

"DO YOU HAVE AN UPDATE ON THIS BED... YOUR LANDSCAPE IS SO BEAUTIFUL..."
Apr 22

© 2017   Created by Community Manager.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service