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Hollyhock 'Nigra'

Alcea rosea, Althaea rosea

Hardy Perennial

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Tall strong stems bearing chocolate maroon flowers, becoming almost 'black' towards the centre. This is a unique variety creating an impressive impact against most backgrounds. Flowers mid to late summer. Height 5ft.

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.

Ideal For:
cottage gardens, wildlife gardens
Flowering Period:
June, July
Sowing Months:
February, March, April, May, June, July
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (50 hollyhock seeds)

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    • Despatch: Within 1 days
    • £0.99
Sow on the surface of the compost in late winter in John Innes Compost. Make sure that the compost is moist but not wet and seal in a polythene bag until after germination which usually takes 12-21 days at 15-21C (65-70F). Do not exclude light which is beneficial to germination.They can also be sown in mid summer, overwintered in a coldframe and planted out in spring. This produces larger plants.

Transplant when large enough to handle into 8cm (3in) pots and grow on in cooler conditions. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for 10-15 days before planting out after all risk of frost 38cm (15in) apart in well cultivated garden soil and some shelter.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

Despatch: Within 24 hours applies to orders placed online from Sunday to Thursday. Orders placed online on Friday or Saturday will be despatched on Monday. Please note that for Bank Holiday weekends, orders placed Friday to Sunday will be despatched on Tuesday.

Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

Reviews
  1. black or what

    By Janice Hollingworth 13-09-2016

    these black hollyhock are the closest I have to black they are fantastic

    Anne
    13-09-2016

    Thank you very much for your review. I am very pleased that you have been happy with your purchase and thank you so much for taking the time to let us know. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

  2. Closest to black yet

    By Peter Humphrey 20-07-2011

    I always try out seed for black flowers and invariably I am disappointed with the dark plum colours.I don't think I was ready for these.They are as close to black as is possible.The height of them and I have planted them in a group with dark chocolate sunflowers. I am amazed at how many compliments I have received. Well worth growing and an extremely good germination rate too!

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