Hollyhocks - rust

Has anybody got a cure for hollyhock rust please? I grew the plants from seed in the hope that it wouldn't happen but I was wrong. I've been picking off the most affected leaves and putting them in the bin.
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On 5/1/2019 4:36 AM, Lintama wrote:

I know there are fungicides that will stop rust on roses. You might ask at your local garden center if any of those fungicides will also work on hollyhocks. Be careful. Not all rusts are the same.
I tried hollyhocks from seed. I even get two that bloomed. However, the tortose that wanders in my garden walked up to each plant and kept walking, knocking the plant down. She then turn around and started eating the flowers and the tender tip of the shoot. She eliminated five of my six thrift (sea pinks). So far, she ignores the foxglove and columbine.
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On Wed, 1 May 2019 08:16:41 -0700
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That gives a whole new meaning to the term "crash and grab". Maybe you can install some crash pillars like they put in front of stores like Best Buy and similar ;-)
And a big kudos for putting up with her!
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Lintama wrote:

nope, we used to have tons of them here but one year the rust arrived and we never liked how they grew after that. there are still some around, but they are never spot free.
eventually perhaps a resistant mutation will come along...
in the mean time i'm not into babying plants. if they can't make it there are plenty of others that will grow instead.
sprays may sort of work but i hate to use them because it ends up just selecting even worse strains.
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