From the breeding work of Thompson & Morgan comes this new series of hollyhocks that was 16 years in the making. These varieties were selected and hybridized over many generations for their large, single, bicolor flowers. Each displays a prominent, contrasting lighter or darker colored halo in the center of the flower. Members of this series form a bushy clump of rugose green foliage with tall spikes carrying large, colorful blossoms in early to midsummer. Per the breeder, they are hardy perennials. 'Cerise' produces large, cerise pink flowers with a deep purple halo.