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Double hollyhock

I just discovered these gorgeous double hollyhock flowers on the street, near a building.
The cream and red hollyhocks are so heavy that the hollyhock plant can't hold them and is laying on the ground. The flowers look like some huge carnation flowers.
Double hollyhock close-up
I never seen such hollyhock flowers before, never noticed though they were probably always there.
Here is a double red hollyhock too.
double petaled hollyhock


Carol said...

Very pretty! I never have much luck with hollyhocks. My leaves always look like dead lace and the blooms are sparse.

Jayne said...

Wow - beautiful blooms. Nothing at all like the single hollyhock I had this spring. As you say, they're very like carnations.

Kimberly Gauthier, Dog Nutrition Blogger for Keep the Tail Wagging said...

These are so gorgeous. I love carnations and have flowers that look similar to these, but they aren't carnations either.

Anonymous said...

Oh Maia, that red one is gorgeous!

Kilauea Poetry said...

These are the yellow and the red looks so cheery. Your series of mums are delightful as well- pretty shapes! Regina-

Indrani said...

Very beautiful find. I like both colors.

Chattahoochee Valley Daily said...

They are both very nice, but the color of the red one is very eye catching.

Do you love it when you come across something you have probably passed numerous times, but for some reason you finally 'see' it?

Rosie Nixon Fluerty said...

Those blooms look spectacular - I don't think I've even seen a double before.

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