Hollyhocks riddled!

Hi - does anybody know why/what is going on with my hollyhocks? They look disgusting! Do I have to cut them down? I think it may be rust, but also I see these lines of what look like eggs along the underside of some of the leaves (first photo) and black creatures too…I’ve looked into it on the web, and they could be adult weevils and their eggs. Gross!


I think it is Hollyhock Rust. Fits the timing (wet summer) and description:

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=564