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By Siris

Hollyhocks (Alcea biennis)

I am not going to grow Hollyhocks next year. They take up too much room, suffer from rust, and have almost been blown over in the recent winds,

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I am sure tgey said on gardeners world they do rust free ones now. These are gorgeous I adore Hollyhocks.

20 Jun, 2017


These are beautiful. I am growing a few, not quite flowering yet, but the rust has been a problem. I've been pulling off the lower leaves as they get affected, as I don't like spraying with chemicals, but some have very few leaves left! I'll saw that on gardeners world as well, about rust free ones becoming available, so they might be worth looking out for.

21 Jun, 2017


Yes, I saw that! And I was very pleased because I love Hollyhocks. They just remind me of stately Elizabethan houses and sunshine! :)

21 Jun, 2017


If I remember right...they were called the 'Halo Series'.

21 Jun, 2017


Thanks everyone, I saw about the rust free ones. All tall perennials are cut off the lower leaves so that they don't restrict light to the smaller surrounding plants.
Karen too little space in this early Elizabethan 2nd bungalow!!!!

21 Jun, 2017


Lol Sue! :)

21 Jun, 2017



24 Jun, 2017


Love them.....but hate the rust, gave up with them, they grow in France with no attention and no rust in Talmont.!!

27 Jun, 2017


The seed of these came from my brother's in France. They didn't have rust when in flower.

3 Jul, 2017


Odd isn't it?

4 Jul, 2017

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