Art + Botany: Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House

May 26, 2011
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Hollyhocks (Alcea rosea) are not uncommon in Southern California. The tall, elegant stalks punctuate gardens like so many exclamation points that blossom in pink, purple, and white. They love sun, don't require much water, and the large seeds easily germinate, all of which makes the perennial a popular ornamental plant in the dry, warm landscape. Hollyhocks are incredible in any garden, but perhaps their most remarkable display lies between Sunset Boulevard and Hollywood Boulevard, in Los Angeles.