Growing guide

How to grow hollyhocks

Hollyhocks are easy to grow and their blooms come in a wide range of jewel colours, flowering from early summer to autumn. Their tall spires look good grown against walls and fences and are stalwarts of cottage gardens. Hollyhocks can be cut for bouquets and you can even add the petals to salads or crystallise for cake decorations.

Quick facts

  • Easy to grow from seed
  • Likes well-drained soil in full sun
  • Flowers from summer to autumn
  • Stake stems in a windy spot
  • Replace plants every few years
  • Attracts butterflies and bees

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
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