I am simply in love with these hollyhocks! I grew the maroon ones on the left from seed last year, and purchased the black ones from Well Sweep herb farm. Neither of them bloomed last year, so I was very happy to see them this summer!
Unfortunately only 3 plants survived out of 8 - I have no idea what happened to the other 5. The didn't grow back at all this spring. But what can you do - at least I got three!