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by howdager on October 24, 2005 10:53 AM
Help, I'm a new gardener, so excuse my ignorance.

I planted hollyhocks a week or so ago, from bareroot, and they have already sprouted! I don't think this is right. I thought it was cool enough, maybe not? What should I do now? Let them die with the frost? They are currently mulched well. Are they a total loss or will they come back in the spring?

I'm in zone 7

Help!!!
by moondance on October 24, 2005 11:13 AM
Hi I am in Maryland and have planted many hollyhocks-believe it or not so long as they have sun they do come back. They will come back with quite a vengeous!
by weezie13 on October 24, 2005 11:19 AM
Yep, mother nature does that to those plants...
She drops seeds in the late summer/fall time,
they have time to sprout and set roots...
and will stay fine over the winter...

Maybe even the leaves you see now, may get frosted, and die back.. but they will retain
as much "food" as they can until they get nipped..
and the stalk from below will set out new leaves come spring..

Like Moondance said, they'll come back with a vengeance! They're quite a hardy plant..

Although they don't live long as the "mommma plant" but they do prolifically reseed themselves,
so be aware of what the "baby leaves" look like,
you'll find them sprouting up in the neatest places!!!! [thumb] [flower]

And P.S. Howdager, Welcome to The Garden Helper's Forum by the way, we're very glad you found us!!!!

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Help, I'm a new gardener, so excuse my ignorance.

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by howdager on October 27, 2005 11:52 AM
Thanks for the advice!
So I don't need to cut back or anything? That seems too easy, that's great!
by weezie13 on October 27, 2005 11:54 AM
I never do a thing to mine...

My Granny had a bunch that sorta naturalized...
No one ever watered them, except for rain...
and they faired wonderfully...

And the momma plants only last just so long,
so you wanna make sure you get some seeds/ and babies from there too!!!!

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
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