We have Hollyhocks growing on the south side of our house where they do very well. The stalks are about 10 ft. tall! Here is a photo I took just before the rain beat them to the ground the other day.
These flowers remind me of my mom who loved them and planted them all around our house in Lanigan Sask. We did not have enough water for them and they were stunted, but did add a bit of colour to the drab browns of a hot, dry Saskatchewan summer.