Answer: Due to their deep root, hollyhocks just plain resent transplanting once they have passed the (small) seedling stage, so there may not be much you can do except wait and see if they make it. You might try trimming some of them back to about a foot tall and see if it helps. In the meantime, make sure the soil stays moist but not sopping wet. If they don't take, perhpas you could try some seed from the parent plants instead. If you plant it this summer you might have blooms next year.
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