Hollyhock blooms

Anonymous added on August 27, 2015 | Answered

I planted 9 Hollyhock plants and only 3 have bloomed this year. I followed all directions mentioned in your article. Is there anything else I can do?

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Answered on August 28, 2015

If they are having difficulty blooming, the soil could be lacking phosphorus, which is responsible for flowering. Adding a phosphorus rich fertilizer or bone meal to the soil should help with this.

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