Flower, Black Hollyhock

Alcea rosea
$2.99 to $8.75
SKU: 1064
  • Self-seeding biennial grows to 6 feet tall
  • Deep red flowers look almost black
  • Single blossoms
  • Good for landscaping and ornamental gardens

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(Alcea rosea) Grown by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello, but mentioned even earlier in 1629 by John Parkinson, who described this single hollyhock as being “of a darke red like blackblood.” Appears black on overcast days, but will have a hint of red in bright sun. Plant next to a white fence for a spectacular contrast. Self-seeding biennial, 5-6' tall.

Direct Seed: 1/8" Deep

Germination: 10-14 Days

Thin: 18-36" Apart

Light: Sun/Partial Shade

Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors one week before last frost. Give space to allow airflow, and grow in rich moist soil. Stake tall plants.