Hollyhocks
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Hollyhocks

Anonymous added on April 18, 2014 | Answered

I have what I think is a hollyhock, but it has never bloomed. I had it about 3 yrs. It's huge, over 12 ft tall, beautiful soft foliage, but no blooms. Got any suggestions?

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    Nikki
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    Answered on April 18, 2014

    It may be lacking phosphorus. I would give the plants some phosphorus, like bone meal. If the foliage looks healthy but there are no blooms, phosphorus is normally the problem. This article should also help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/phosphorus-plant-growth.htm

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