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 )

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Hummingbirds
Butterflies
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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