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hollyhock:

see mallowmallow,
common name for members of the Malvaceae, a family of herbs and shrubs distributed over most of the world and especially abundant in the American tropics. Tropical species sometimes grow as small trees.
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hollyhock

A tall plant, widely cultivated for its showy spike of large variously colored flowers; used as an ornamental motif by Frank Lloyd Wright on the Barnsdall residence in Los Angeles, CA.
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hollyhock

traditional symbol of ambition. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 174]

hollyhock

a tall widely cultivated malvaceous plant, Althaea rosea, with stout hairy stems and spikes of white, yellow, red, or purple flowers
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Like everyone I have too many to choose from - the white hollyhocks look particularly lovely this year, but all my flowers have meaning to me.
In some instances, as with hollyhocks, the plant is allowed to set seed so that new growth can begin immediately for flowering next year.
Delphiniums and hollyhocks have dwarf forms but for the back of the border look for Delphinium Pacific Giants and Hollyhock Halo, reaching 5 to 6ft.
How Granted of a It's the time when they can get a wet-wipe, sponge the dirt and daffodils off their remote control, sit down with a plate of home-grown veg, and try to watch their favourite programme as it flickers away from behind the vase of drooping hollyhocks.
Hollyhocks usually only grow to about six feet tall but Alan's is just a few inches short of being Britain's tallest.
Most hollyhocks are technically biennials - producing leaves the first year and flowers the next.
BRIGHT STUFF: Hollyhocks add height and colour to borders
Dahlias, hollyhocks, Michaelmas daisies, nasturtiums, day lilies and summer-flowering euphorbias provide much-needed freshness.
No 10 Hollyhocks (66-1) was withdrawn not under orders.
They can offer a sense of nostalgiaAuthink bearded irises, foxgloves or hollyhocks randomly arranged along a mulched path, edged with forget-me-nots, hostas and fragrant white flowers of sweet woodruff in spring.
The old woman stole the crucifix, people turn into pack rats or crows and cram artificial teeth into their mouths, the dog lived for awhile, then slid under the wheels of a school bus the color of sunset, not sixteen lines but seventeen, not poppies but hollyhocks, the purple black ones into which birds fly and disappear
Hollyhocks self-seed with ease in our garden and transplant very well.