Alcea rosea 'Nigra'

Hollyhock

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-7

Dark chocolate-red (nearly black) blooms on plants that reach heights of 72".

Height

48-72 Inches

Spread

18 Inches

Color

Pink/Red

Interesting Notes

This is an heirloom variety which Thomas Jefferson grew.

Bloom Time

June-July

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Biennial, but will reseed

Good Companions

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum), Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflorus), Tickseed (Coreopsis grandiflora), Butterfly Bush (Buddleia ), Daylily (Hemerocallis )

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Attributes & Uses
Cut Flowers
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist but well-drained
Very Adaptable
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