How To Grow Hollyhocks from Seed – Seed to Flowers

How To Grow Hollyhocks from Seed – Seed to Flowers

In this video we look at how to grow Hollyhocks from seed.

Hollyhocks are a tall growing plant that flower in summer. The flowers are available in a range of colours form red to white and pink they are easy to grow once once established.

This is a plant that can self seed however to be sure of the best flowers growing from seed sown in spring is the best method of propagation.


  1. Neil Spiring on August 24, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    Nice video. I am going to give them a try . I live in Ontario . Any tips and tricks you can share , gretaly appreciated .
    Thanks Neil

  2. Joanie S on August 24, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    Interestingly, several plants that were a product of self seeding did indeed flower in their first year. One of the three I had transplanted when it was several inches tall; it grew very tall with lots of deep red blooms that lasted into fall. What really surprised me is that I did not have that color in any of the other hollyhocks in my yard. It was a very pleasant surprise, indeed.

  3. Be1i3veALL on August 24, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    2 months ?

  4. Neil Spiring on August 24, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    My parents lived in Winnipeg Mb and always had them against the house. I did not know what they did to care for them it just seemed they grew back each year as a youngster growing up. I will continue to monitor the plants ,, I watched the video about harvesting , recall seeing those seed pods on my folks hollyhocks. Guess time will tell.
    The plants are quite tall and stems are getting thick , looking for advice on what I should do in the fall with the stocks , hoping to see flowers , will there be seed pods without seeing flowers? Thanks for taking the time to reply .. an old newbie

  5. Beckey Girard on August 24, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    Thanks for the detailed yet NOT long winded. Much appreciated!

  6. Thorazine on August 24, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    Thanks Johnny. My wife and I love hollyhocks, and are starting to surround our house with them. Thanks again for this useful info.

  7. evergreenrider on August 24, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    Thank you! I was gifted some hollyhock seeds from George Washington’s Mt Vernon home and have been wanting to get them right!

  8. E S on August 24, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    I live in zone 3. Do I need to cut them down in the Fall? Thank you!

  9. AKFTX on August 24, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    Hello from Texas , your videos are fantastic. Full of information and interesting tips. Thank you !

  10. Garden Twitcher uk on August 24, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    Great video, lots of information. Well done!

  11. Jonathan Dough on August 24, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    Several things missing from this video. If you’re leaving them in the posts over the winter, will they be okay outdoors above ground in the pots, through winter freezes? You had the perfect opportunity to show us HOW you "tease out the roots" but didn’t. I’m not sure what constitutes "a little bit." Also unclear, will these bloom only every other year, or is it just the first year that won’t produce blooms?

  12. Beckey Girard on August 24, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    Beautiful flowers! Ive never seen them in Florida. Hmmm

  13. Tony on August 24, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    Good video i planted some 18 of them on march the 1st only 3 have germinated ! I planted them about 1/3 of an inch deep and put them on the window sill with a plastic covering on top. what do you think my problem is? Only the white ones have germinated. Thanks