Posted: 20/08/2016 at 09:27
Sanjy, I used to grow hollyhocks too.....talll and impressive. yes rust did for mine too. You can grow the annual varieties that are, apparently, rust resistant.
i will grow more veronicastrums .......got 3 or 4 but another 3 will be on my shopping list
eucomis seems popular right now but for me thet are over rated. They grow too tall here and tend to flop so, after a few years, they will be jettisoned