Growing Hollyhocks From Bulbs

Anonymous added on March 30, 2011 | Answered

The article didn't address planting hollyhock bulbs. Is there any difference?

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Answered on March 31, 2011

Hollyhocks do not grow from bulbs. Hollyhocks are often treated as biennials, but they are actually short-lived perennials with string-like root systems. They are typically grown from seeds (sown outdoors during spring or summer) or from established plants. They really don't like to be transplanted, however, so sowing them directly in the garden works best. Many will even self-sow, depending on your climate.

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