I planted a dozen holly hocks in the fall and they are now full of blooms. One is a deep burgundy and another a peach, other than that they are all white. I thought that all holly hocks were ruffled like this until my dad said that the ones he remembers growing up with had only one layer for the flower.
I saved seed last year which I need to plant. It would be good to get plants into the ground in the fall in hopes that they would flower next year. I should also sprinkle some seed there also. My hope is that this section of the garden would establish a drift of holly hocks and self seed itself every year. Here's to hoping.