Hollyhocks
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hollyhock blooming

Zone Kahului, HI 96732 | Anonymous added on August 15, 2017 | Answered

We have had two hollyhock plants in our warm Hawaii garden for over a year. They have an abundant output of stems with leaves, but have never bloomed. I fertilize them every few weeks with a "bloom fertilizer." Will they ever bloom?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on August 15, 2017

Hollyhocks typically don't bloom in their first year, so they will probably bloom next year. To promote flowers, make sure the nitrogen content of the soil is not too high, because this will prevent flowering in many plants. Here is some more information:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/plant-not-blooming.htm

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