Apr 16, 2009 | 5:04 PM PST
I have never had any luck with Hollyhocks. I tried them again this year and they got up about 2 feet high and then had rust all over them. Didn't want it to spread to other areas so I pulled them up. Have cut them back and put them in a pot in the back hoping they will come back. I think our humity get them.
Apr 16, 2009 | 9:12 PM PST
I haven't had much luck with hollyhocks, either, mine just won't grow big. I'm gonna keep on trying, my grandma used to have them all over her backyard, and they were filled with butterflies and hummingbirds. I want that!
Apr 17, 2009 | 5:53 AM PST
I think hollyhocks are biennial, and flower in the 2nd year. I have had some in the past, but didn't keep up with re-seeding them. I think I'd like to try them again. I don't remember a problem with rust. If they had any, I just left them and they did o.k.
Apr 17, 2009 | 9:38 AM PST
I have trouble with hollyhocks also ! They will look beautiful, then something eats the leaves up on them. I was spraying them with something to help, but still had trouble ! mitzilou