I did a google search on growing Hollyhocks (Alcea) in Florida and got lots of hits that indicate yes you can. Thomson Morgan seeds has a variety called Majorette Mixed that is a half hardy annual and will bloom the first year. Queeny Purple is another. So do some googling for tips and have fun. Good Luck and Happy Yardening, Nancy
Growing Hollyhocks (Alcea) In Florida
Question From: m. lee - FLORIDA
Q: I live below Tampa Fl & really want to challenge growing Hollihocks. Have been sent seeds & wonder if i could plant them in a deep container & allternatly say put them in a very sunny window inside durring the hot months or do they need the up north very cold to survive, will try anything for the challenge .