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Hollyhock Nigra

Nigra makes a spectacular background for your garden. Dark drama with almost-black flowers. (Alcea rosea)

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Plant - 3" pot

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Details:

Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Plant Size: 60-72" tall (5-6 feet), 12-24" wide
Light: Full Sun
Bloom Time: Mid to late summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
SKU 2ALCEA
Common Name Hollyhock
Botanical Name Alcea rosea
Special Groups N/A
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Almost Black
Foliage Color Green
Evergreen N/A
Estimated Mature Height 60-72" tall (5-6 feet)
Estimated Mature Spread 12-24" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native N/A
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Amount of Rain N/A
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Suggested Uses Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Cut Flowers, Borders, Showy Flowers
Additional Information N/A
Ideal Growing Region N/A
Ships to Canada No
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Description

Everybody loves Hollyhocks--tall beauties that create tremendous color wherever they grow. They quickly create spires of flowers up to 5 feet.

These old-fashioned plants are famous for being biennial which means they bloom their second year from seed. But ours are already in their second season, so they're guaranteed to bloom this coming summer.

Hollyhocks are great for the back of the border, and also as a blooming screen for unsightly views or other things you'd like to hide with beautiful flowers all summer long.

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5.0

I love my black hollyhocks.

By kentucky garden gal

from Owensboro, KY

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Pros

  • Big blooms
  • Hummingbirdbutterflies
  • Long Bloom Time
  • Low Maintenance
  • Pest Resistant
  • Reliable Growth
  • Vivid Colors

Cons

  • Have to treat for rust

Best Uses

  • Large Areas
  • Show it off
  • Stands out even behind

Comments about American Meadows Hollyhock Nigra - Plant:

I am using this flowering plant to pick up the dark purple color of my Black Knight buddleia,(pink/purple garden spot) as a background accent by my Tradition(pink)Azalea and Pink dogwood, as a fill-in, and as a hummingbird and butterfly attractant. These hollyhocks are bi-annual and seem to come back the next year just fine, self-sewer, and does spread a bit. Might be best in a contained bed. Still, worth any trouble as it has such beautiful blooms in my opinion. Only thing you have to watch for is sometimes there's a rust that gets on the leaves but I treat mine with some epsom salts.
People always notice my hollyhocks and ask how they can get some like these.

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Shipping

Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or Contact Us by email.

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    Geranium Havana Blues

  • Coreopsis Moonbeam

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  • Garden Gloves

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