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Hollyhock 'Nigra'

Alcea rosea 'Nigra'  • 

Photo: Hollyhock 'Nigra'

General description

From a distance, the dark color of The Watchman is as black as the moonless night sky, but on closer inspection you can see its rich purplish burgundy cast. In 1629, John Parkinson described black hollyhocks as being of a dark red like black blood. Thomas Jefferson grew them at his Monticello estate and loved them nearly as much as he did his roses. Seductive towers of flowers for bees and butterflies, they make an excellent backdrop for pink, red, yellow, or white flowers, and fences. (Botanical Interests)

Plant requirements

Full Sun

Maintenance

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater.

Practical use

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Properties

Variety of
Malva alcea var. 'Fastigiata' (Malva alcea var. 'Fastigiata')
Height
180 - 240 cm
Color
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Sunlight
Full sun
PH
Alkaline
Neutral
Hardiness
Hardy