Black Hollyhock (Alcea)

Alcea Nigra

£5.99

Black Hollyhock (Alcea)

Pack of 5

(Code P9384)

£5.99

Pack of 10

(Code P9385)

£9.98
Eye catching near black hollyhock, ideal for the summer border. Hollyhocks are a little piece British gardening heritage. Thanks to Victorian Smog they were a shining beacon of loveliness. Now, due to our thankfully more free air they will require a little care, as like roses they are quite susceptible to rust, a fungus that has a rusting effect on the foliage. If you prefer not to spray with fungicides you can plant at the back of the border and use lower growing plants such as penstemons or delphiniums to hide the foliage. With a little care these are a delight and loved by butterflies and bees. Height 1.8m. First grade loose roots supplied.

Key Product Information

Season Interest Summer
Flower Colour PURPLE
Foliage Colour GREEN
Preferred Location
  • Suitable for planting in sunny locations
    sun
  • Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
    part-shade
Positive attributes
  • Attracts Butterflies
    butterfly
How Supplied First grade loose roots
Delivery Delivery October/November

Key Product Information

Delivery October/November

Season Interest

Summer

Flower Colour

PURPLE

Foliage Colour

GREEN

Preferred Location
Suitable for planting in sunny locations
sun
Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
part-shade
How Supplied

First grade loose roots

Flowering Time

  • J
  • F
  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D

Available to buy

  • J
  • F
  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D

Plant Size

Mature Height 200cm
Mature Spread 60cm
Plant Spacing 50cm
Annual Growth 200cm
Plant Spacing

50cm

Annual Growth

200cm

Mature Height

200cm

Mature Spread

60cm

Planting Plant in prepared soil, with a hole large enough to firmly hold the roots.
Soil Type Well drained, fertile soil
Pruning Deadhead to encourage future growth
Planting

Plant in prepared soil, with a hole large enough to firmly hold the roots.

Soil Type

Well drained, fertile soil

Pruning

Deadhead to encourage future growth

Plant in fertile, well drained soil in full sun.
They are often chosen for borders, and are particularly attractive to bees/butterflies.
  • Information
  • Key Product Information

    Season Interest Summer
    Flower Colour PURPLE
    Foliage Colour GREEN
    Preferred Location
    • Suitable for planting in sunny locations
      sun
    • Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
      part-shade
    Positive attributes
    • Attracts Butterflies
      butterfly
    How Supplied First grade loose roots
    Delivery Delivery October/November

    Key Product Information

    How Supplied

    First grade loose roots

    Delivery October/November

    Season Interest

    Summer

    Flower Colour

    PURPLE

    Foliage Colour

    GREEN

    Preferred Location
    Suitable for planting in sunny locations
    sun
    Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
    part-shade

    Flowering Time

    • J
    • F
    • M
    • A
    • M
    • J
    • J
    • A
    • S
    • O
    • N
    • D

    Available to buy

    • J
    • F
    • M
    • A
    • M
    • J
    • J
    • A
    • S
    • O
    • N
    • D

    Plant Size

    Mature Height 200cm
    Mature Spread 60cm
    Plant Spacing 50cm
    Annual Growth 200cm
    Annual Growth

    200cm

    Mature Height

    200cm

    Mature Spread

    60cm

    Plant Spacing

    50cm

    Planting Plant in prepared soil, with a hole large enough to firmly hold the module.
    Soil Type Well drained fertile soil.
    Pruning Deadhead as necessary to prolong flowering.
    Planting

    Plant in prepared soil, with a hole large enough to firmly hold the roots.

    Soil Type

    Well drained, fertile soil

    Pruning

    Deadhead to encourage future growth

  • Planting & growing Instructions
  • Plant in fertile, well drained soil in full sun.
    They are often chosen for borders, and are particularly attractive to bees/butterflies.