Flower, Black Hollyhock
- Self-seeding biennial grows to 6 feet tall
- Deep red flowers look almost black
- Single blossoms
- Good for landscaping and ornamental gardens
(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.