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Hollyhocks planting and growing

Hollyhocks. - These old garden favorites have been neglected of late years, primarily because the hollyhock rust has been so prevalent, destroying the plants or making them unsightly.

Their culture is very simple. The seed is usually sown in July or August, and the plants set where wanted the following spring. They will bloom the same year in which they are transplanted - the year following the seed-sowing.

New plants should be set every two years, as the old crowns are likely to rot or die after the first flowering, or at least to become weak.