Often used as background plant or specimen plants in the cutting garden. Long-time garden plant that has the ability to reseed and come back for years.
Full sun, and well-drained soil. Technically a biennial but if planted early they are best treated as annuals. They may come back in the spring or new plants may sprout from the seeds.
June - August
Insect Relative Damage
Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:
Japanes Beetles, slugs, spider mites, rust, leaf spots, anthracnose
Tall varieties may need staking. Planting hollyhocks in different parts of the garden and garden sanitation helps to lessen rust disease problems.
May need staking to prevent wind damage. Pinch main stem early in the season to produce bushier, shorter plants less likely to need staking.