All plants are sold in at least 9cm pots, NOT tiny plug plants!

Alcea rosea 'Nigra'


Plant Information

Aspect: Full Sun
Soil Type: Most Types
Colour: Black

Sorry, sold out, but we are growing more so check again in a few weeks.

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.

Height: 2m

Common name(s): Black Hollyhock


  • All our plants are hardy and perennial (come back year after year) unless otherwise specified in the description.
  • Every plant we sell is sold established in at least a 9cm pot, although many are in bigger pots. Unlike some nurseries, we do not sell plug plants because these require ongoing care when you receive them. Our plants can be planted in your garden as soon as you receive them, or they can be left in their pots for several weeks until you are ready to plant them.
  • As we grow everything ourselves and cannot just buy more stock when levels are low, there will be times when certain varieties are unavailable until the next batch has grown on.
  • We are not technically 'organic' but, as far as possible, we limit the use of pesticides and chemicals. We are fortunate enough to be situated in the countryside and we enjoy the environment and natural world that surrounds us, so we do what we reasonably can to protect it.
  • For a limited time we are offering free delivery for orders over £50.
If you have any questions about our plants, please feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help.