Hollyhock Nigra

Almost Black Hollyhock Nigra, Alcea rosea, Hollyhock

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

Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 60-72" tall (5-6 feet), 12-24" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Size Plant - 3" pot
SKU 2ALCEA

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.

SKU 2ALCEA
Common Name Hollyhock
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
Foliage Color Green
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Cut Flowers
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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5.0

I love my black hollyhocks.

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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:

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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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

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.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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