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Hollyhock 'Nigra' (Large Plant)

Alcea rosea, Althaea rosea

Hardy Perennial

Superbly dramatic; the tall spires of Hollyhock 'Nigra' bear dark maroon-black flowers with pale contrasting eyes. This impressive variety of an old garden favourite is sure to draw attention for its stature and colour. Try growing it alongside paler varieties for a really striking contrast. These hardy perennials make a beautiful cut flower for a vase indoors too. Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 60cm (24").

Culinary note: try crystallising the flowers for a tasty cake decoration, or use them to make a delicately flavoured syrup to use with puddings. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy PlantsLarge Potted Plant Special Offer

Ideal For:
cottage gardens, wildlife gardens
Flowering Period:
June, July
Position:
full sun
    • 1 x 1 litre potted hollyhock plant

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    • Despatch: Within 14 days
    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted hollyhock plants

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    • Despatch: Within 14 days
    • £14.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted hollyhock plants

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    • Despatch: Within 14 days
    • £14.99
Plant out Hollyhocks in sunny borders in fertile, well drained soil. Choose a position that is sheltered from strong winds. Space hollyhock plants at least 60cm (24") apart to improve air circulation and help prevent hollyhock rust.
Feed and water regularly until hollyhocks are fully established. Support their tall stems with bamboo canes as the flower spikes develop. In autumn, cut back the old foliage and faded hollyhock flower stems, and apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of the plant.

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