p.k. don't fret. From what I was told by a woman who was growing Hollyhocks
like crazy (and I got seeds
from her..) she said that they took 2 years to flower
. The first year, they grow thier green.. the 2nd year, they flower
. Prolific reseeder. The wind blew seeds
everywhere, she even ended up with Hollyhocks
out in the backyard, where she didn't plant
I did a search, and found this page- Hortiscope, questions on hollyhocks.
Bill may have more info available as well, but I didn't find it.