by aditya abhishek
Hollyhocks are native to Asia and Europe and is a genus that has over 80 species of flowering plants. They can be annual, biennial, and perennial as well depending on species and grows easily.
Hollyhocks can grow well in USDA Zones 2 to 11. Depending on species you can grow hollyhock in cold temperate to hot tropical climate as well.
They can grow in nearly any soil but well drained soil rich in organic matter is ideal. Prepare potting mix with 40% garden soil + 40% organic compost + 20% cocopeat.
Propagate hollyhocks from seeds during spring season. However, they can grow in almost every season except harsh winters. Hollyhocks seeds germinates easily.
Hollyhock plant prefers direct to bright indirect sunlight for at least 6 to 8 hours every day for better growth and flowering.
During early days of plant growth keep soil consistently moist but in later days only apply water when top layer of soil dries out, avoid waterlogging.
From spring to fall, keep fertilizing with two handful of leaf compost and onion peel fertilizers for enhanced growth and blooming.
Hollyhock blooms from summer to fall. Places where winters are freezing, hollyhocks goes under dormancy in winters.
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