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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.
|Botanical Name||Alcea rosea|
|Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Almost Black|
|Mature Height||60-72" tall (5-6 feet)|
|Estimated Mature Spread||12-24" wide|
|Bloom Time||Mid to late summer|
|Planting Depth||Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer|
|Soil Type||Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Average, Well Draining|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.
As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials 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.
You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.
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Comments about American Meadows Hollyhock Nigra:
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.
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
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