Asked by: Elsie Ayasagahome and garden landscaping
What flowers grow well with hollyhocks?
Last Updated: 18th January, 2020
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Herein, what to do with hollyhocks after flowering?
Prune the leaves and stems back to 6 inches from the ground in fall. The hollyhocks then need a layer of organic material over the root zone to protect them from freezing. Use straw, compost, leaf litter or mulch. Put 4 to 6 inches over the base of the plant.
what are hollyhocks good for? Hollyhock is a plant. The flower is used to make a medicinal tea. People use hollyhock for preventing and treating breathing disorders and digestive tract problems. Some people apply hollyhock directly to the skin for treating ulcers and painful swelling (inflammation).
Just so, how do you take care of hollyhock plants?
Hollyhocks need full sun and moist, rich, well drained soil. The mistake many novice hollyhock growers make is to plant this flower in soil that is too dry. If you are planting seeds, sow the seeds outside about a week before last frost. If you are planting seedlings out, wait about two to three weeks after last frost.
How far apart should you plant hollyhocks?
PLANT SPACING: Eighteen inches apart. If planted in rows, space rows at least 3 feet apart. Depending on how hollyhock grow in your area, some plants may require staking to support fragile stems in windy areas.