Written by Maggie
Nov 19 2021
Hollyhock flowers are native to Asia and Europe. The tender leaves and flowers are edible, the skin is of high-quality fiber, and the whole plant can be used as medicine. It has the effect of clearing away heat and detoxification, relieving cough and diuretic. So how to grow and care for Hollyhock flower? Please read with me with questions!
When we grow and care for Hollyhock flowers, attention should be paid to fertilizing, delimiting and loosening the soil to make the plants grow strongly. After flower buds are formed in leaf axils, phosphorus and potassium fertilizer should be applied, and a few leaves at the base should be cut off.
Hollyhock flower has certain requirements for water. Keep the soil moist, but can not water too much.
In order to keep the plants low and prevent lodging, Hollyhock plant can cut the roots around the plants with a cone of rowan in June, and cut the roots every 2~3 weeks, and then immediately water and maintain.
Yellow ripe fruit should be immediately collected, so as not to scatter seeds. After the end of the flowering period, the plant can be cut off, to wait for the germination of new buds, and can form a cluster of plants. Hollyhock is easy to age, cultivation 2-3 years should be renewed.
Hollyhock propagation from seed can be carried out in spring or autumn. The south to autumn sowing as well as the north to spring sowing. After sowing, frequently irrigate, to be true leaves to grow to 3~4 pieces for transplantation, sowing seedlings generally in November.
Hollyhock can also be propagated by cutting or splitting in order to retain some excellent double-leaf varieties. Cuttage more than the early ten days of October root buds, cut into 8 cm long cuttings, inserted into the sand bed, shed shade, after 2~3 weeks can take root. Split plants are carried out more in the autumn cool after the flower, the branch that draws out the foundation can be planted separately after the root is broken up.