Use a sharp spade to dig under the hollyhock and expose the roots when the plant is dormant from November through February. It is best to avoid doing this when temperatures have dipped extremely
Plant hollyhock roots in a prepared hole in the right location. The hole should be wider than the roots and deep enough to encourage the long taproot of bare root hollyhock plants to easily grow downward. When planting, the taproot should point downward. Don't plant too deeply though, just a couple inches below the soil.
Hollyhock has been a gardening go-to for centuries! This mix, growing up to 7' tall, is ideal for adding height interest to a back border. Crepe-textured blooms are fully double and loved by butterflies and hummingbirds. Juglone tolerant, so it's safe to plant around Black Walnut trees.
Hollyhock (Aclea Rosea) Best planted near the back of a border or along walls/fences to support it's tall stature. This compact plant produces tall flower towers, excellent for cut flower arrangements. Our Hollyhock plug plants flower year 1, and are so low maintenance that it will re-seed itself to produce beautiful flowers year after year!
Plant hollyhocks in groups of 8 to 12, setting them about two feet apart. They will grow into a stunning solid mass, making a dramatic vertical statement on a grand scale. Many gardeners like the effect of single colors in a group. To orchestrate this, buy seeds of single colors and grow them apart.
Alcea rosea is the plant's Latin name, but you will find it listed simply as hollyhock in seed catalogues. The single varieties are the ones I love - and the ones that are valuable to bees and