Hollyhock amazes us during the’summer with its magnificent floral stems.
Seeding the’maintenance is easy and it has the great advantage of replanting alone.
In short, that’you should know:
Name : Alcea rosea
Family : Malvaceae
Type : Vivace
Height : 120 to 250 cm
Exposure : Sunlight
Ground : Ordinary
Flowering : June to September
Planting, seeding Hollyhock:
Pink hollyhock seedlings:
It is recommended that the sow Hollyhock spring and summer in a mixture of soil and garden soil.
- Hollyhocks like curbs, foot walls.
- Maintain a distance’at least 30 cm between each seed.
- Sow 2-3 seeds per location.
- Drizzle drizzle in regularly to keep the soil slightly moist.
- Flowering occurs in general the’year after planting.
You can multiply your hollyhocks by seedlings up .
How to get the seeds’a hollyhock?
To multiply your hollyhocks, plant the seeds that are in the capsule after flowering, keep them cool and to’away from light and put them in the ground in the month of March or April by region.
Although planting Hollyhock:
If you purchased your hollyhocks in the bucket, it can be planted directly in the ground.
- Planting is best done in the spring.
- Provide spacing d’at least 30 cm between each plant to give them room to grow.
- Water regularly during the first year after planting
- Stake hollyhocks planted in the open air to avoid that’they fold.
Pruning and maintenance Hollyhock:
Hollyhock, once properly installed, hardly deserve any care. It draws the’water they need from the soil and can live in difficult conditions.
- Remove faded flowers as to stimulate’emergence of new flowers.
- Cut the stems in late season, they grow back naturally by themselves the’following year.
- In regions cooler winters, protect the foot with a mulching.
Note that for windy areas, it is appropriate to staking your hollyhocks to avoid that’they s’sag.
Diseases and parasites that affect Hollyhock:
Hollyhock rust and:
C’is a plant that is concerned primarily rust, a fungus which gives orange rust colored spots on the leaves.
- Rust develops especially in spring and summer when the weather is rather damp.
- Leaves task and eventually turn brown and fall.
- Hollyhock can wither after a rust attack.
- Preventive treatment with Bordeaux mixture Spring is therefore essential.
- Curative, only a treatment spray rose against the disease can overcome rust.
Hollyhock and aphids :
Insect pests side Hollyhock is subject to aphid attacks.
- The leaves of hollyhocks curl up and stick
- Only a anti-aphids treatment is effective
To know about Hollyhock:
Beautiful perennial with the abundant flowering throughout the’summer, Hollyhock enchants the massifs and the walls of our gardens.
This plant has lovely white, pink, or purple at the end of long stalks in light foliage.
It is often found on the roads, sidewalks and they are able to sow almost naturally n’anywhere. Their strength allows them to nest where there is room and lift certain road surfaces.
It is an ideal flower for country gardens, it blends perfectly with the’althea or lavateras, close cousins.
The Hollyhock has always the medicinal recognized for its soothing benefits. Hollyhock flowers are perfectly edible and eaten both raw in salads, that’infusion to make herbal teas.
Malignant Council on Hollyhock:
It is preferable stake to avoid that’they will bend .
Along’a wall you can hang with a taut wire on both’other.
Diseases and insects that affect Hollyhock:
- Rust : Pustule brown or orange yellow under leaves