Transform your garden into a garden of the past! An English garden of the early 1800s would have several varieties of hollyhock. 'Indian Spring' is known to flower in its first season from seed. Even though fairly drought tolerant, it performs best with ample moisture and deep, rich soil for best performance. See instructions inside for making old-fashioned hollyhock dolls. Hollyhock flowers are edible, but very bland; however, the large, colorful petals are lovely garnishing salads or desserts. (The flower's central disk, while edible, can be bitter.) A 1939 All-America Selections winner.