Alcea rosea 'Nigra'

Full Sun
Soil Type:
Most Types

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Plant Details

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 supplied established in pots. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.