30+ Hollyhocks have been grown in the garden for hundreds of years from flower seed. Their tall spikes of lovely crepe-textured flowers making a fine display in summer. This beauty has big, impressive 4-inch double or semi-double blooms. The flowers arise all along tall, sturdy stalks beginning just 4 months from sowing! Tall and stately, it blooms all summer for a rich display of big powder puff blossoms. It is perfect for the back of the flower garden where it can proudly put on a colorful show. It will attract both hummingbirds and butterflies. To get a jump start on the growing season, you can sow the seeds indoors or in the greenhouse 6 - 8 weeks before the last frost date. Use starter trays and quality starter mix and sow the Hollyhock flower seeds on the surface, pressing them into the soil to make good contact. Keep them consistently moist. Sowing the flower seed directly outdoors is an option as well. Prepare soil bed, sow the seeds on the surface and dust over them very lightly with loose garden soil. Keep the seeds moist until germination has occurred. Young plants can be transplanted or even moved to other positions in the garden. Hollyhock care includes weekly watering and use of a balanced fertilizer. Be sure to leave the last blooms on the plant even after the petals fall. They will drop their flower seeds and self-sow, and you'll be rewarded with plenty of new plants come spring. Will grow 48-72 inches tall. Zones 3-9 Instructions included. Combined shipping discount....all additional items ship free.