When i was a kid i remember everyone around had hollyhocks, even seen them in fence rows. I don't remember seeing a hollyhock that didn't have a bee on it.( they were probably after pollen) They would grow a stalk up to six feet high (maybe more?) and have flowers from midway to the very top. At the time i didn't think they were pretty, but think i'll plant some this spring, maybe it's a reminiscing thing? Another flower my aunt Lottie had growing on top of her root cellar was sweetpeas, they had a pink bloom on them but i don't remember seeing bees work them, but they are a legume.I haven't seen either of these flowers around for years, have you? Jack PS. Alot of reminiscing going on here,all this snow and freezing weather is working on me.