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Re: terms/hollyhock??

Can't answer that.  As you probably noticed, traffic has been reduced markedly
here in the last few days.  Hopefully when Marge or Jim or some of the more
experienced gardeners check in they'll have an answer for you.  

On Fri, 10 Jan 2003 11:42:06 -0500 (EST) Melody <mhobertm@excite.com> wrote:

> Kitty: Okay, so I'm willing to be open to the
> possibility of it being a
> fat root...but do you, or anyone else, think
> it's possible for a root to
> lie dormant in the ground for such a long time
> (years)?
> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is
> the mysterious."    
> --Albert Einstein --- On Fri 01/10, Kitty <
> kmrsy@earthlink.net >
> wrote:From: Kitty [mailto:
> kmrsy@earthlink.net]To:
> gardenchat@hort.netDate: Fri, 10 Jan 2003
> 08:33:20 -0800Subject: Re:
> [CHAT] terms/hollyhock??I've had tobacco and
> Amaranth plants with big
> roots like that. I've nevergrown hollyhocks so
> I can't say for sure,
> but....When I've checked plants in reference
> materials, they will be
> decribed asrhizomatous if indeed they have
> rhizomes. If they don't have
> rhizomes,tubers, bulbs, tuberous roots, or some
> other storage system,
> nothing ismentioned other than perennial,
> biennial, etc.When I look up
> Alcea in Botanica (which is what I have at
> work) nothing ismentioned. So
> I tried something else: Try Googling
> "Alcea rhizome"
> or"Hollyhock rhizome". I could not
> find a single entry that
> contained the twowords next to each
> other.Sounds like a fat root to
> me.KittyOn Fri, 10 Jan 2003 11:17:40 -0500
> (EST) Melody
> <mhobertm@excite.com> wrote:> Kitty:
> Other than tree roots,
> I've never seen a> root this big...it>
> literally was over a foot
> long, about 4 inches> in diameter at its>
> midpoint, and weighed
> several pounds...it was> massive. Also,
> without> digging it up
> again, I don't think I can answer> about new
> plants arising> at
> points along the "rhizome'" (if
> that's what> it is)...I can
> tell you> that when it puts out stalks and
> leaves and> then
> flowers, it's always in> the same spot where
> I buried it...but it
> does> self-seed pretty> prolifically so
> now I have hollyhocks
> growing> up to about 10 feet away> from
> where I buried the
> original as well as> around the corner of
> the> house, about fifty
> feet away (i'm still trying> to figure that
> out!)> > >
> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)> > "The most
> beautiful thing we can
> experience is> the mysterious." >
> --Albert Einstein> >
> On Fri 01/10, Kitty <
> kmrsy@earthlink.net> > wrote:From:
> Kitty> [mailto: kmrsy@earthlink.net]To:>
> gardenchat@hort.n
> etDate: Fri, 10 Jan> 2003 07:55:15
> -0800Subject: Re: [CHAT]>
> terms/hollyhock??Melody, Are you> sure it's
> not just a fat root
> traveling> horizontally? Do new
> plantsarise> at other places along
> this rhizome?> > >

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