Here is an article for about hollyhocks. I was interested to see that the “Antwerp”, a fig leaf variety is almost rust free. Good to know. Click on the link. Not sure why it didn’t capture the entire story.
A few that flower the first year, if they’re planted early enough. One is fig leaf hollyhock
Source: Quick-blooming fig leaf hollyhocks – Garden Making –
THAT’S what I have! Thank you ~ I lost the nursery tag for this plant that I got from the farmers’ market. Everyone keeps asking me what it is. Now I know. Such a beautiful flower that I might move mine to a more viewable location.