Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Origin: Asia Minor, Turkey
Size: Up to 9′ tall
Sun: Partial shade, no western summer sun
Soil: Tolerant, but may require fertilizing
Temperature: Does not tolerate freezing temperatures
Disease and Pests:
Uses: Larval host for the Painted Lady
Notes: Biennial: plant seeds in early fall for following spring bloom. Hollyhocks can reseed if flower stalks permitted to set fruit.
Photo by ss_parra
In Maricopa County the average first frost date varies from Nov 21st to Dec 12th. In Tucson the average first frost date is Dec 3rd.
- Keep plants well watered
- Place plants in a protected microclimate
- Protect by covering plants, adding heat or increasing air circulation
- Do not prune frost damage until plants begin growing
For more info: Protecting Frost Sensitive Plants
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