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Very late-flowering Hollyhock


Very late-flowering Hollyhock (Alcea)

I noticed some buds on this a couple of weeks ago - and here's the flower!



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Blimey.

25 Nov, 2009

 

wow how lovely to have them out now

25 Nov, 2009

 

I was a bit stunned! I'm hoping that the other buds miiiigggggghhhttt open, too!

25 Nov, 2009

 

pretty!

25 Nov, 2009

 

stunning do you know which one it is?

25 Nov, 2009

 

Errrrrrr........pink? LOL.

No - sorry, they were here already and they just seed themselves - which is great!

25 Nov, 2009

 

I think the hollyhock is my favourite flower but sadly I`ve never had any success with growing them. Is it true that they prefer poor soil which is what I`ve been told by the chappie at our local garage where they seem to grow in abundance down the side of the garage in what looks like scrub and grit.

25 Nov, 2009

 

i grew one this summer and was in my new raised bed with good new topsoil, grew to about 6/7 ft stroller, so not sure about that

25 Nov, 2009

 

I like them too but even in their first year mine suffer with rust so I have given up on them.

25 Nov, 2009

 

hard to get rid of rust once it starts, gets in the soil to if leaves arent taken off right away :o(

25 Nov, 2009

 

That's where I'm going soon too.

25 Nov, 2009

 

in the soil toto ? dont say that,, your not that old :o))

25 Nov, 2009

 

Yes - they do get rust, but apparently not at this time of year - why not?

Mine grow anywhere, Stroller - in the gravel path as well as in the proper place in the flower bed! lol.

25 Nov, 2009

 

maybe rust thrives in warm dry weather barbara ,am i right? lol

26 Nov, 2009

 

I don't know, to be honest, Sandra! I'm no expert on diseases - but I do have a book - I'll take a look at it!

26 Nov, 2009

 

i didnt get any rust on mine at all, have read about saving plant if rust but not how it thrives, can get in soil if leaves arent removed right away ,

26 Nov, 2009



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