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Old 06-15-2015, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Jamestown, NY
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You don't want to cut all the flowers, though, because hollyhocks are biennials that self-sow readily in compost rich soil. If you dead head all the flowers, they won't self-sow and you won't have hollyhocks next year.
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Old 06-15-2015, 03:03 PM
 
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When would be the best time to move my Hollyhock to a different location and what would be the best way to do that?
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Old 06-15-2015, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Niagara Region
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Wow, I've never seen one that colour - thanks for sharing with us! It's gorgeous.

As tough as hollyhocks are, they don't like to be moved. They have a large long tap root, so if you do decide, I would do it in the fall, on a cool cloudy day, after a big watering. Try to dig as much earth around it, and go deep, so as not to cut into the tap root. When you move it, put it in a wheelbarrow - don't use the stem as a handle
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Old 06-15-2015, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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The OP doesn't say where s/he is, but in milder climates, hollyhocks can be short-lived perennials rather than just biennials. Here in the PNW, an individual hollyhock can last for several years.

OP, why do you want to move it? It's quite an undertaking, the root systems can be massive. Much easier to collect some seeds and start them next year.
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Old 06-15-2015, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Can't help as I've never been able to grow them but that is so beautiful and I'm so jealous.
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Old 06-17-2015, 06:19 AM
 
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Thanks everyone. I'm on Long Island NY. I wanted to move it because it just ended up in a place where I'm not sure it looks good, but I am going to leave it. How and when do I collect seeds and then what do I do with them? How do I store them and plant them in the spring?
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Old 06-18-2015, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, New York
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The flower will turn into a pod-like thing that will develop a dry outer husk. Collect that and remove the husk. They are prolific self seeders! I have thousands from the one HH I had last year!
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