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Hollyhock Dwarf Mix (Garden Festival)

Rs. 65.00
SKU GF_Hollyhock

Hollyhocks are biennial flowering plants that are native to Asia and Europe. They are grown as ornamental plants for their tall spikes of colorful flowers. In India, hollyhocks can be grown in the cooler months of the year when the temperatures are mild. The ideal season to grow hollyhocks in India is from October to February. During this time, the temperatures are cool and there is less humidity, which is ideal for hollyhocks to grow and flower. Hollyhocks require full sunlight and well-draining soil to thrive. They can be grown from seeds, which should be sown in the soil during the cooler months for best results. With proper care and maintenance, hollyhocks can grow up to 6 feet tall and produce stunning blooms in a range of colors such as pink, red, yellow, and white.

Hollyhocks are biennial plants that require proper crop management for optimal growth and flowering. Here are some tips for managing hollyhock crops:

  1. Soil preparation: Hollyhocks prefer well-draining soil with a pH level between 6.0 and 7.0. Prepare the soil by adding organic matter such as compost or well-rotted manure to improve soil fertility and drainage.

  2. Planting: Hollyhocks can be grown from seeds or transplants. If starting from seeds, sow them directly into the garden in the fall or early spring. If using transplants, plant them in the garden after the last frost date. Space the plants about 2 to 3 feet apart.

  3. Watering: Hollyhocks require regular watering, especially during the hot and dry months. Water the plants deeply once a week, or more often if the soil is dry.

  4. Fertilizing: Hollyhocks require a balanced fertilizer to promote growth and flowering. Apply a slow-release fertilizer or a liquid fertilizer every 2 to 3 weeks during the growing season.

  5. Pest and disease management: Hollyhocks are susceptible to pests such as aphids and spider mites, as well as diseases such as rust and powdery mildew. To manage pests, use insecticidal soap or neem oil. To manage diseases, practice good sanitation by removing infected plant debris and using a fungicide if necessary.

  6. Staking: Hollyhocks can grow tall and may require staking to prevent them from falling over. Install stakes or a trellis early in the growing season to provide support for the plants.

By following these crop management practices, you can ensure that your hollyhocks grow and flower beautifully.