Single color hollyhocks?
Hi - I love hollyhocks, but in the past few years have been very disappointed in the colors I get from my self-sown ones, which are mostly light yellow, and some very pale beige-ish pinks. What I really love are bright pinks and roses, all the lovely red shades, and a few dark purple-blacks. I have tried re-newing my gene pool by introducing newly bought seed, but my colors don't seem to improve. I have tried buying plants from garden centers, but they just seem to finish blooming and then shrivel and die, without producing seed. I'd really like to be able to get hollyhock seeds by individual color, but cant find them. Can anybody give me a source for this? (Or is it impossible to get hollyhocks to come true to a single color?) My first choice would be singles, but I'd live with the doubles, too, if the colors were right. Many thanks!