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Hollyhock Nigra

No longer available this season.
Nigra makes a spectacular background for your garden. Dark drama with almost-black flowers. (Alcea rosea)
key features
Botanical Name
Alcea rosea
Cut Flowers
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Well Draining, Average
Mature Height
60-72" tall (5-6 feet)
Mature Spread
12-24" wide
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer


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.