How to Winterize Hollyhocks

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A little mulch, a quick prune, and your hollyhocks will be looking better than ever. These cottage garden staples are low-maintenance, but it never hurts to provide some extra care to ensure they’ll be at their best. Winterizing is especially important if you live in a region with wide temperature variation in winter.

How and When to Deadhead Hollyhocks

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Deadheading your hollyhocks isn’t required, but it can be useful if done right. Removing the faded flowers can give you a second round of blossoms – but it can also ruin next year’s show. That’s because hollyhocks are self-seeding biennials, and removing the flowers also prevents the seeds from spreading. Read more.

How to Grow and Care for Hollyhocks

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Growing hollyhocks is rewarding for people and pollinators. They offer a beautiful spectrum of picturesque petals, making them a must-have for any floral garden! And you only need to plant them once to see them return for years to come, via self-sowing or seed saving. Learn how to grow and care for your own hollyhocks.