Hollyhock Alcea Rosea
Robust, unfussy hollyhocks tolerate almost any well-drained soil as long as they get plenty of sun. Some varieties grow best in cool-summer areas, and they appreciate shelter from prevailing winds. Once established, they're quite drought-tolerant, but wet winters or any standing water may kill them; give them the best drainage possible. A summer blooming biennial that has an upright habit with thick sturdy stems.
Height: up to 9 feet - Plant: 18” - 36” apart. Exposure: Full sun to partial shade. Flowers: May - June - Soil: Evenly moist, organically rich