Hollyhocks are some of my favorite flowers! They can hide something ugly like an outhouse or they can be a spectacular sight in your front yard. Me? I mix mine with zinnias in the backyard. There was a time when I had tons of the big ones in my yard but it became a forest of Hollyhocks because of the way they spread. So I bought ONE little cute one in miniature and now I have a tiny forest mixed with zinnias.