It’s a beautiful plant, and the flowers are huge all over the bush, with many flower buds still preparing themselves.
The Hollyhock bush really doesn’t need that much care. Once it’s planted in a sunny spot, all I do it cut back the dead in the fall–to the ground. Each year, it comes back and grows even larger than the last year.
But, if the blooms are left alone on the bush, they will last quite a while.
These will attract bees and butterflies, but not deer, so they are a wonderful addition to your garden. Hollyhocks are associated with fruitfulness, and with the size of these blooms, no interpretation of that meaning is needed!