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Southwest Gardening: My Favorite Hollyhock

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kimaz
Tempe, AZ
(Zone 9b)

May 7, 2006
4:41 PM

Post #2256654

Its "French Hollyhock" and just coming into full bloom.

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kimaz
Tempe, AZ
(Zone 9b)

May 7, 2006
4:42 PM

Post #2256658

A closeup. I plant them from seed every fall.

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KactusKathi
Goodyear, AZ
(Zone 9a)

May 7, 2006
5:51 PM

Post #2256870

Are you willing to share seeds?
judyb
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

May 7, 2006
5:59 PM

Post #2256882

Ooooh, pretty. I've not seen that kind before.
FrangipaniAz
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9b)

May 7, 2006
7:07 PM

Post #2257015

I would love some seeds too... that is a gorgeous hollyhock...
Brittany

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Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

May 7, 2006
9:00 PM

Post #2257286

Gorgeous!!
Pagancat
(Sheryl) Gainesboro, TN
(Zone 6b)

May 7, 2006
10:46 PM

Post #2257499

They look like they're shorter than typical hollyhocks. How tall are they? I really like them!
gemfire55
Mesa, AZ
(Zone 9b)

May 8, 2006
2:05 AM

Post #2258221

Very nice, do they like full sun?

Gemfire
PiggyPoo
Tucson, AZ
(Zone 9a)

May 8, 2006
2:55 AM

Post #2258375

Ok, so that answered my question about Hollyhocks. You plant them by seed, in the fall. But can someone be really specific with a time for me, so I can put it on a calender?? LOL Because if not, I will surely forget and I have wanted to have Hollyhocks in my garden for a long long time.
bsavage
Dolores, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 8, 2006
3:28 AM

Post #2258432

Very beautiful! I want hollyhocks, too! Everytime I come to the forum... I start saying "I want a pond too", or "I want hollyhocks too", or "I want tadpoles too"!! What have you people put in the computer? Some sort of addictive additive?

If there are extra seeds... I'd love some too. If not, where should I buy them?

Thanks all!!

Brenda
kimaz
Tempe, AZ
(Zone 9b)

May 8, 2006
1:27 PM

Post #2259288

I'd love to share seeds. First I need to figure out how to collect them. I bought seeds from Parks two years ago and have almost exhausted that supply so this summer I'll make a concerted effort to collect. These are very easy to grow. They're only annuals for me so obviously they bloom that year. I plant in October and have had 100% germination. Last year they were taller, about 5 foot. I actually prefer the four foot that they are this year. I'm always looking for a tall background plant and this one is perfect.

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Desertdenial5
Tolleson, AZ
(Zone 9a)

May 8, 2006
2:24 PM

Post #2259425

I love Hollyhocks. Yours are beautiful
Pagancat
(Sheryl) Gainesboro, TN
(Zone 6b)

May 8, 2006
3:44 PM

Post #2259642

Oh boy... would they be the Hollyhock 'Creme de Cassis'? Parks has them, 15 seeds for $3.50 - two or more packs for 3.15. With such a high germination rate, it's hard to go wrong. I've paid much more for much less!

Thanks Kim, you enabler, you!
kateintucson
Tucson, AZ

May 8, 2006
4:08 PM

Post #2259702

Kim, those are beautiful. i'd like seeds too! bsavage, what you are feeling is just a gardening thing...:) :) it seems we all have it.
Sunnyside_One
Fayetteville, WV
(Zone 6a)

August 22, 2010
6:15 PM

Post #8056083

Your hollyhocks really look a lot like mallow. Mallow and hollyhocks are in the same family. If you do a search for mallow, you might find pictures that resemble yours. I have mallow in my garden, btw. I have to say that yours are blooming better than mine. And of course I can be wrong! Maybe yours are an unusual hollyhock cultivar.

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

August 22, 2010
6:44 PM

Post #8056140

Wow, blast from the past lol!
gemfire55
Mesa, AZ
(Zone 9b)

August 22, 2010
9:39 PM

Post #8056435

After they flower don't deadhead and where the base of the bloom was there will be a round pod, let it dry completely, then pick it off and open it. You'll find lots of seed to one pod. I'll try to pick one off my pink hollyhock tommorrow and post a pic so you'll know what it looks like. Also would like seeds if you get any. Thanks.

Pam
azreno
Mesa, AZ
(Zone 9b)

August 23, 2010
5:41 AM

Post #8056691

"French Hollyhock" is the common name for a mallow.
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/51464/
MKIVRYAN
Scottsdale, AZ

August 23, 2010
7:38 AM

Post #8056939

Glad this old thread was brought back to life. Someone mentioned that I should seed these in the fall for next summer. Is this correct? I have done a bit of looking on the net but can anyone steer me towards a great site with lots of seed choices? Thanks!
RODICAP
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9b)

August 23, 2010
7:48 AM

Post #8056975

I thought they looked like mallow. They are just gorgeous and I wouldf not mind some seeds if you can get enough to share.I need to redo some of my flower beds and I am always looking for structural plants.
azreno
Mesa, AZ
(Zone 9b)

August 23, 2010
8:43 AM

Post #8057118

Kim is no longer subscribing to DG.
Crista
Gilbert, AZ

August 23, 2010
7:47 PM

Post #8058369

Rats! Any other hollyhock enablers out there???? I'd be interested in splitting packs of seeds with someone.
FrangipaniAz
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9b)

August 25, 2010
12:52 AM

Post #8060757

hahaha... I was so confused... loving the old thread :)
HappyJackMom
Happy Jack, AZ
(Zone 5a)

August 25, 2010
6:17 AM

Post #8060956

This Hollyhock must be a Mallow (Althaea - European marshmallow) also. I knew it wasn't the same as our others Hollyhocks. I love it because it stands out in the garden it is so bright against the green of the trees. I have no idea where it came from, so it must have been planted by the birds.


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gemfire55
Mesa, AZ
(Zone 9b)

August 25, 2010
2:27 PM

Post #8061730

I will try to start some hollyhocks to bring to the swap. I have some seeds off the one from the spring swap and some I got from my sister years ago that are still good.

Pam

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