How to overwinter Hollyhocks?

Hollyhock flower spires are distinctive.

Once you have a decent batch, you have a lifelong supply.

Hollyhocks are low rosettes with floppy, fluffy leaves.

First-year development is vegetative, but by the second year the stem forms and blooms emerge in early summer.

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Most USDA hardiness zones don't need to winterize hollyhocks.

Hard-freeze zones must treat hollyhocks as annuals or protect them in winter.

In these places, put seeds in pots and bring them inside.

Water carefully until spring, then gradually return plants to the outside.

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