problem growing hollyhock from seeds, need advise and help
I WS several types of hollyhock seeds a year ago. they germinated and grew several sets of leaves last summer into fall. They survived this past winter, came up and have several sets of leaves, but no stems or any sign of blooms this year. They are about 4-6 inches tall. I WS more hollyhock seeds this past winter, including summer carnival seeds that are supposed to bloom the first year. They are no bigger than last years plants and they have no sign of any stems to flower this year either. They are planted in full sun (at least 6-8 hours of sunlight). I'm ready to give up on growing any hollyhocks from seed. Anyone have any idea what, if anything I'm doing wrong? Seeds where from trades and commercial packs. Commercial packs included double black, nigra, indian spring mix and summer carnival, trades where several different colors and russian hollyhock. I had good germination, just nothing to bloom.