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getting ride of rust on hollyhocks?


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Louise-Ann04-Jul-04 05:01 AM EST 4   
Patricia04-Jul-04 06:33 PM EST 5   
Louise-Ann06-Jul-04 04:41 AM EST 4   
Ann21-Jul-04 05:02 PM EST 5b   


Subject: getting ride of rust on hollyhocks?
From: Louise-Ann (lad64@ntl.sympatico.ca)
Zone: 4
Date: 04-Jul-04 05:01 AM EST

Hi I've been reading trying to find a way to remove these rust spots on my hollyhocks. I've read provious posts and I'm hoping someone has figured out what to do. So far the only thing keeping this under control is removing any affected area, especially when they first come out. The plants looks bare from removing the leaves but it seems to keep it under control. It would be nice to find something that can remove this fungus from this plant. Any suggestion , or new discovery?

p.s. new to this site, and I love it. Great information

Thanks Louise-Ann


Subject: RE: getting ride of rust on hollyhocks?
From: Patricia (iris1@rogers.com)
Zone: 5
Date: 04-Jul-04 06:33 PM EST

Hello, Louise-Ann: rust on hollyhocks is a fact of life, you might say.

Rust does not kill the plant. Some types of hollyhocks are more prone to this, and others have greater resistance to rust.

One way to cope with the bare stalks is to grow another plant (a shorter plant) in front of the hollyhock and that way, nobody sees that the stems are bare at the bottom. Example, some Achillea, which grows about 2 feet tall and will hide the bare stems where you have removed the rust-affected leaves.

Good luck!


Subject: RE: getting ride of rust on hollyhocks?
From: Louise-Ann (lad64@ntl.sympatico.ca)
Zone: 4
Date: 06-Jul-04 04:41 AM EST

Thanks Patricia I guess we have to live with the rust. I love your idea of hiding the stem.


Subject: RE: getting ride of rust on hollyhocks?
From: Ann
Zone: 5b
Date: 21-Jul-04 05:02 PM EST

We spray ours with Lime sulphur for the first few weeks of growth, we do get some rust but it doesn't disfigure the plant.


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