I bought a bag of five mixed hollyhock roots at Walmart. The pictures on the package demonstrated how to plant them but don't look like mine, which are kind of carrot shaped. My question is, which way is up? Do you plant them pointy tip side up or down?
Planting Hollyhock Roots
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Generally, hollyhocks are best grown from seed. However, they can also be grown from their tuberous bare root. You can place them in the ground with the pointy taproot facing down. But don't be alarmed if you accidentally place them wrong side up. Plants have an amazing ability to grow anyway.
Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hollyhock/tips-on-hollyhocks-growing-hollyhocks-successfully.htm