Hollyhocks
Q.

hollyhock blooms

Anonymous added on June 19, 2015 | Answered

I planted a hollyhock last spring, purchased from a local nursery. It is planted in a large wine barrel. The plant is healthy and looks happy, but again this year there are no blooms. Do these plants have to grow a couple of seasons before they bloom? It is planted in full sun and watered daily as we have high temps in the summer.

A.
A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on June 20, 2015

The soil may be lacking phosphorus, which is necessary for blooming. Use a phosphorus-rich fertilizer or add bone meal to the soil around your plants and see of this helps.

00
Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Hollyhocks
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More