Q.Do I Need To Cut Back My Hollyhocks In Fall?
I planted Hollyhocks this year from bare roots. I was very excited because I love this flower, but Im just finding out that I probably wont get blooms this year. All 3 of my plants have foliage, my question is will they die back in fall? Do I need to cut them to the base? Or do I need to leave them alone so they will bloom next year? thanks!
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You will want to leave them alone for this biennial to gather enough energy to flower the following year until the growth is dead for the year. The plant will die off completely, or sometimes live for a third year, but they will self seed.
Here is an article that will help: