My hollyhocks were beautiful this year, they must have gotten 8' tall. They are on the side yard and sway in the breeze. The flowers are doubles and almost look like peonies, I got pink,dark pink and white this year. I am waiting to collect the seeds now. The blooms start opening at the bottom of the long stem, as those get old new ones continue to bloom so you end up with a blooming bunch somewhere on the long stalk. Here is my international postcard that I sketched and sent to Liz last month. I need to do this months and get it in the mail.