Answer: The "Summer Carnival Mix" as all hollyhocks are considered perennials. In my experience, "perennial" in hollyhock terms often means biennial since many of the plants seem to grow on the first year, bloom the second year, and then perpetuate themselves by offshoots or seedlings.
It is true that some hollyhock varieties, including possibly this one, can be brought into bloom the first year if they are started early enough in the spring, meaning practically mid-winter. Since yours were started in June, it is highly unlikely they will bloom this year. They should, however, winter over and bloom at the normal time next year.
Do try to transplant them to the garden as quickly as possible so that they have enough time to establish themselves before winter sets in. Good luck with your hollyhocks!
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