Transplant a Blooming Hollyhock and seedling 101A

maggie_berry(z6CT)July 4, 2007

Hi,

I have a beautiful Hollyhock in bloom that I would like to transplant to a new garden.

I understand that Hollyhock has a taproot and should not be moved.

I was wondering if I waited until the fall, would the plant survive the move.

Also, if I can not move this plant can I catch the seeds and plant them in the new bed.

Will I see seedlings this fall if I water the seeds and baby them?

Or would you just sprinkle the seeds and let winter and mother nature take over?

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a2zmom(6a - nj)

You certainly don't need to baby hollyhock seeds. I always get a few seedlings without doing anything at all.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2007 at 2:14AM
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laceyvail(6A, WV)

Hollyhocks are short lived perennials, so you always want to let some reseed. I doubt you'll have luck moving a mature plant, even in the fall.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2007 at 5:40AM
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maggie_berry(z6CT)

Thank you both so much, I will leave the mother plant and sprinkle the seeds in the new bed.
Maggie

    Bookmark   July 5, 2007 at 6:56AM
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