Hollyhock rosea Blacknight

Spotlight™ Series

Alcea

Type: Perennials
Height: Tall 5-6' (Plant 18" apart)
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 3-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower / Accent: Purple / Purple
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

There is nothing old-fashioned about these deep dark remarkable flowers. Numerous single-style blooms cover each tall flower spike towering over strong bushy foliage. The color is deepest black/purple. Hollyhocks self-sow easily. Reliable first year performance. At home along walls, fences or perfect in the back of a border.

This Alcea is from the Spotlight Series™ introduced by Jelitto Seeds in 2010. Hollyhocks will grow under Black Walnut trees. Spring Shipping Only

Features to Note:

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Beneficial for Pollinators

Hollyhock General Information:

Hollyhock are perhaps the definitive old-fashioned garden plant. Flowering from late spring through summer, these are the tall stately flowers you looked up to in your grandmother's garden. Best selection for the coldest areas (zones 3 & 4), not for the gulf states.

Hollyhock Plant Care:

Truly a perennial, will bloom the first year from seed. Allow to self sow to ensure future plants. May need staking. Rust (little orange dots on the leaves) can be a problem in high humidity and can be treated with a copper based fungicide. Cut plants back to 8" after blooming.

$10.95 ea.
(3+) $10.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: HOBK