Single Packet of 300 Seeds
Grow a garden filled with Black Hollyhock flowers, from freshly harvested Alcea rosea flower seeds. Black Hollyhock is a gorgeous, deep mahogany colored flower which blooms through the summer months. The plants stand to a towering height of roughly 60 inches tall, displaying several, almost black blooms along it's erect stems. A perfect choice for cottage gardens, the Black Hollyhock can be seen on farms and in many home gardens. It is popularly used as a backdrop plant and can be planted along fences as well. For a gorgeous contrast, try planting Black Hollyhock in front of a white fence, or along the perimeter of your white house. These plants are known to attract an array of beneficial insects to the garden, such as butterflies, bumblebees, honeybees and hummingbirds as well.
Grown as a biennial flowering plant, Black Hollyhock will grow quickly, establishing a deep root system. The plants will then wilt on the surface due to the freezing temperatures of winter, later returning the following spring. Biennials such as this are known to flower the second year. You can however achieve blooms in the first growing season, if the plants are started early enough. Hollyhock plants are known to readily self seed, so they are often seen as a perennial flowering plant. The seeds can either be collected at the end of the season, when all of the blooms have dried out, or they can drop to the bare ground beneath.