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Re: terms/hollyhock??

I'm stumped. It's supposed to be ugly here this weekend, so I'll try to
do some research and see what I can find out!! That is wild now....

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Fri, 10 Jan 2003 01:24:59 -0500 (EST)

>Okay, so if it looks like a holllyhock and smells like a hollyhock, but
>grows from a rhizome, then what do you suppose it is?? Now, I'm
>baffled...oh well, guess I'll start doing some searching.
>Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
>"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
>--Albert Einstein
>On Thu 01/09, Kitty wrote:From: Kitty [mailto: kmrsy@earthlink.net]To:
>gardenchat@hort.netDate: Thu, 09 Jan 2003 05:57:10 -0800Subject: Re:
>[CHAT] termsMelody, I don't have any books here with me to verify, but
>I'm fairly surethat Hollyhock, Alcea rosea is not rhizomatous.KittyOn
>Thu, 9 Jan 2003 07:13:57 -0500 (EST) Melody wrote:> But from a rhizome?>
>> > Melody, IA (Z 5/4)> > "The most beautiful thing we can experience
>is> the mysterious." > --Albert Einstein --- On Thu 01/09, Pamela J.>
>Evans wrote:From: Pamela> J. Evans [mailto:
>gardenqueen@gbronline.com]To:> gardenchat@hort.netDate:> Thu, 9 Jan 2003
>06:01:36 -0600Subject: Re:> [CHAT] termsHollyhocks are> self-seeding
>biennials. Mine do exactly the> same thing, even the ones in> pots!
>---------- Original Message> ----------------------------------From:>
>"Melody" Reply-To:> gardenchat@hort.netDate: Thu, 9 Jan 2003> 05:20:51
>-0500 (EST)>So what do> they call perennials that only produce foliage>
>and blooms>every other> year? A few years back, I was astounded to find>
>a huge>rhizome of what> turned out to be a hollyhock buried in my back>
>yard>underneath grass> that had been being mowed for years on end...I>
>dug it>up and> transplanted it to my garden...it was easily> well over a
>foot>long and> several inches thick. Now, safe from being> mowed down,
>it lives>on but> it only comes up every other year, blooms like> mad and
>seeds>itself> every where but the next year it is no where to> be
>seen...Is this>thing> just a freak of nature or do other plants have> a
>growth pattern>similar> to this?>>>>Melody, IA
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Kemp TX/zone 8A

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