Black Hollyhock (Alcea rosea) is a striking, all black/dark mahogany variation of this classic flower.
Flowering stalks reach four to six feet tall and produce 15-20 blossoms per plant. Plants have low water and fertility requirements; trellising is optional if watering is done in moderation.
Bees are absolutely rapt with hollyhocks; on any given evening we pass by the stands and they resemble the sound of a beehive. Hollyhocks are also heavy seeders, so expect follow up stands for years to come. Or, gather the seeds and spread them in fallow areas to start wildflower meadows. Dried stalks can also be used for handmade rope/cordage.
Black Hollyhocks are annuals that will blossom in 75-90 days from seed and production under ideal conditions.
Seeds are certified organic.
Contains about 30 seeds.