Hollyhocks--How much do the hummers like them?
The subject of the posting pretty much says it all. I'm planning my garden this year, and am considering growing some single-flowered, heirloom hollyhocks. They're big plants and would take up a lot of room and make a big statement. I think they'd look great with my holly tree as a backdrop. Holly and hollyhock--kinda cute, huh!
However, I don't have limitless garden space, and don't want to bother with them if the hummies will be unimpressed. There are other sure-fire things I might put there--like Salvia guaranitica, Salvia coccinea, and a pot of Dicliptera. I'm confident those will work.
I searched the forum before posting this, and was surprised to see that there were no postings exclusively devoted to hollyhocks. I know they have a reputation as a hummer flower, but do they work? Does anyone have any direct experience with them, especially with respect to Ruby-throated hummingbirds?
Thanks in advance for any input!