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  • hollyhock
  • Eventual height: 1.5m
  • Eventual spread: 1.2m

Alcea rosea 'Nigra'

hollyhock

Perfect for pollinators £1.79
Pot size approx 50 seeds
approx 50 seeds
Quantity

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately-fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Towering spires open from the base upwards to reveal yellow-centred, chocolate-maroon flowers. Perfect for providing vertical interest in a sunny, well-drained border, it is traditionally associated with cottage gardens, however the dramatic colouring of this variety works equally well in contemporary planting schemes.

  • Garden care:Under glass, sow seeds 2mm deep in peat-based compost and keep moist (but not wet) until they germinate. Thin out when they are large enough to handle and pot on. Before planting out, gradually harden off before planting out after all risk of frost has passed. Alternatively, sow later in the year directly into a well-prepared bed. Seeds sown in autumn have a better chance of producing flowers in their first summer. Others usually wont flower until the following year.

  • Sow: April-September

  • Flowering: June-August

  • Approximate quantity: 50 seeds.

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