The hollyhock is a classic English country cottage plant and this is a wonderful black hollyhock that really stands out in the border.
Hollyhocks have been grown in gardens for centuries, their tall spikes of satiny, crepe-textured flowers making a fine display in mid-summer. Best at the back of a sunny border, with something in front to hide their bare lower stems. This is an unusual historical selection, with single flowers of maroon-black.
A short lived perennial but allow to set seed and it will reward you with plenty of new plants.
Alcea 'Nigra' is known for attracting bees and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.
Common name(s): Black Hollyhock
Photo courtesy of The Hardy Plant Society