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Q.I Grew Hollyhocks From Seed For The First Time. They Are About 2 Ft. Tall. What Should

Zone Orangeburg, S.C. 29115 | Anonymous added on September 1, 2023 | Answered

I do with them for the winter? Do I leave them in the container or go ahead and plant them in the ground this fall. We sometimes have very cold winters here.

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Answered on September 4, 2023

They should be fine if you want to plant them in the ground. That will give them a jump start in spring. Mulch well around the plants after the first frost. If you want to leave them in the container, overwinter in the garage or somewhere it stays above freezing. Then only water about once a month so they don't rot. Then move outside after danger of frost has passed.

Hollyhocks are short lived perennials but usually reseed. Here is more:


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