In a 1782 Garden Book entry Thomas Jefferson composed a chart of "a Calendar of the bloom of flowers" that showed his Monticello Hollyhocks flowering from mid-June through July. Hollyhocks are currently naturalized at Monticello in the Vegetable Garden, and are possibly descendents of those plants Jefferson observed in 1782.
Typical Blooming Dates: Late May - August
Growth Type: Biennial
Color(s): Pink (with occassional White, Reds, Yellow)
Hardiness Zones: 3 - 9
Location at Monticello: Vegetable Garden
Planting Conditions: Full Sun
Visit Monticello’s Online Shop to check for seeds or plants of Hollyhock.