Gardening Know How Questions & Answers -

Growing Hollyhocks

My hollyhocks spread out instead of growing up. What happened?

1 Comment (Open | Close)

1 Comment To "Growing Hollyhocks"

#1 Comment By Heather On 08/05/2011 @ 11:33 am

If something nips the top off the top of the plant, it will grow outward instead of upward. The top can be removed or damaged by some kind of pest, either animal or insect. Often, it is something like a deer who munches the plant early in spring. The plant recovers from the damage, but grows outward instead of upward.

Article printed from Gardening Know How Questions & Answers:

URL to article:

Have any questions about this topic? Visit us at to ask your questions and get friendly answers from gardening experts.

You can also find us at:
'Like' us on Facebook:
Follow us on Twitter: - @gardenknowhow
Follow us on Pinterest:

Copyright © 2013 Gardening Know How Questions & Answers. All rights reserved.