Black Holly Hock

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  1. waretrop

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    Black Holly Hock

    I got these seeds last Summer and planted them at that time. I asked you all when I should move them and I was told to not touch them until this year.

    Now what do I do?? I don't want to do anything wrong for they are my hubbies favorite flower.

    They are in the middle of my front garden since planting the seeds.
     
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    Start sprinkling them with an insecticidal dust. I think they are very susceptible to leaf hoppers and rust or mildew, so you'll need to spray for those issues too.
     
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    Oh that's right. Someone talked about that last year. Will Rose dust work? Tell me what to get and I will do it.
     
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    Are you wanting to move them?? If so, dig down really deep!!! For a little guy they have amazing roots!!! :eek:
     



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    Yes I do want to move them. I am not sure where yet but if you all think it's ok I will do it within a week. I just want to wait and see if we get snow tomorrow. I would wait till it stays warm for a while.
     
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    I don't know about the rose dust. What is it that is the active ingredient?

    Sulfur is an easily obtainable fungicide that should work, but get it and start it before you see any problems arise. I think the sulfur can be used as an insecticide, too, but check the label. It has been a while since I used it.
     
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    @waretrop, Did you get your Black Holly Hock plants transplanted? If Yes, how did they do?
     
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    @Petronius I did not move them. I changed my mind. They have had a very tough time but are still there. I did buy what @carolyn advised me to use and they did well. Just look at how many years this was. My problem is that every year, weather I use a cage protection or not, someone eats them down to the ground. They have knocked the wire cage over, eaten through it or crashed my cage down. They try to regrow but stay nubbles for the rest of their season.

    Next spring I will protect them extremely well and watch them allot and closely.
     
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    @waretrop, I hope you are successful! One employer had me plant hollyhock roots he had ordered through a catalog. I planted them. The flowers were suppose to be various colors. However, all the hollyhocks had white flowers. The guy declared, "At least they grew!"
     
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