Hollyhocks
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saving hollyhocks for next year

Zone nevada | Anonymous added on September 28, 2016 | Answered

A friend has hollyhocks just now growing can they be saved for next year and how? The hollyhocks just now are about 8" tall, not sure why they just now started to grow. If I want to save the plant for next year, what do I do?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on September 28, 2016

If the plants bloom and produce seed, the seed can be saved for planting.
Hollyhocks will naturally die off in late fall and will grow back from the roots and seeds.
You cannot dig these plants up and winter over.
Here are some links for with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hollyhock/winterizing-hollyhock-plants.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hollyhock/tips-on-hollyhocks-growing-hollyhocks-successfully.htm

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