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rbetts25

I love gardening, particularly wildlife and GYO. I have an addiction when it comes to buying plants. I only wish I could spend more time indulging!

Alcea Rosea 'Chater's Double Yellow'

  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2018
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rbetts25

Morning everyone. My #hollyhocks are in flower and look nice. I do think this might be their last year though as the rust has been terrible again and I’d rather replace them with something for the pollinators 🐝🐞

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pelly

Morning Richard, I had these a couple of years ago and they were beautiful, but I had the same problem with rust, so I gave up, the leaves looked terrible even though I treated them 💛💛

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evelynhalsall

I had the same problem with mine, the first season they looked beautiful and then they just did not make it so will be replacing them

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rbetts25

This is the second year running and the leaves are awful, I have to say I’m surprised they have even flowered as there are hardly any leaves left. @pelly @evelynhalsall

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pelly

It’s such a shame as they are so beautiful Richard @evelynhalsall 😟😟

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flof1952

Morning Richard. That's a shame but I can relate to the rust issue ....mine haven't been as bad this year fortunately 👋😊

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gosmanalf

Morning Richard, looking forward to seeing what you may replace them with, @rbetts25

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rachelbrooks

I got rid of mine for the very same reason. And I was so careful not to water the leaves as well! Such as shame as I love the flowers 😏

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rbetts25

They are very pretty Rachel, although I’m not a great fan of doubles generally. I think it is so hard to avoid rust that it’s easier just to replace them. @rachelbrooks

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gjones

Very pretty! Love the doubles😊

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mizv2U

I bought some bulbs from Lowe’s home and garden center..( I live in the Deep South of hot humid Alabama😉!) I have never seen these around this area so wondering what my best chance of successful planting will be! In a container no doubt.. I’m doing my research.

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jasabe

Hello Richard. One of my favourite plant. I grow them in my garden but i find it difficult to avoid rust and also a sort of small beatle that feeds on them. I think double varieties are even weaker than single ones.

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