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How to grow and care for Hollyhock

Written by Maggie

Jan 22 2021

How to grow and care for Hollyhock

Hollyhock, originally from Sichuan, China, is now widely distributed in China, including East, Central and North China. The tender leaves and flowers are edible, the skin is of high quality fiber, and the whole plant is used as medicine. It has the effect of clearing away heat and detoxification, relieving cough and diuretic. So how is Hollyhock grown? How to care for Hollyhock when we grow? Please read with me with questions!

care for Hollyhock

Fertilizing care for Hollyhock

When we grow and care for Hollyhock, 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.

Watering care for Hollyhock

Hollyhock has certain requirements for water. When we grow and care for Hollyhock, we usually pay attention to watering, keep the soil moist, but can not water too much.

Trimming care for Hollyhock

When we grow and care for Hollyhock, in order to keep the plants low and prevent lodging, Hollyhock 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.

When we grow and care for Hollyhock, 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.

care for Hollyhock

Propagation care for Hollyhock

HollyhockHollyhock multi-purpose sowing method propagation 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.

Hollyhock care for pest control 

  • (1) Ringgrain disease: nearly circular disease spots appear on the leaf, 3-10 mm in diameter, brown, micro-wheel lines, dark edge color, on the birth of small black spots. When we grow and care for Hollyhock, 50 {BF} carbendazim 600-1000 times solution was sprayed at the early stage of the disease.
  • (2) Anthrax: polygonal or irregular disease spots on leaves, 2-6 mm in diameter, brown, dark brown edge, with small black spots. Late lesions are often ruptured and perforated. When we grow and care for Hollyhock, we need to pay attention to spray control.
  • (3) Gray spot: circular or polygonal spots are produced on the leaves, with a diameter of 1-5 mm, grayish brown, the dominant center is gray, and the edge is brown.
  • (4)Hollyhock rust: the leaves of the disease turn yellow or dead, and there are brown, powdery piles of robes on the back of the leaves. When we grow and care for Hollyhock, In spring and summer, it should be sprayed on the plant Bordeaux liquid control, seeds should be disinfected before sowing.
  • (5) Aphids: Cotton Aphid and peach aphid are common aphids that harm Hollyhock. When we grow and care for Hollyhock, prick and suck the SAP of young shoots and young leaves, they must prevent and cure in time.
  • (6) White whitefly: Rong, larvae cluster in the back of the leaves to suck juice, resulting in leaves yellow, withered. When we grow and care for Hollyhock. we should pay attention to kill.
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