Garden flowers

Black hollyhock: as beautiful as it is intriguing


It is both beautiful and original, intriguing and decorative, the black hollyhock is arguably one of the most remarkable hollyhocks.

It is named Alcea rosea Nigra and offers flowers that are black in color, although the true color is closer to brown than black.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Alcea rosea nigra
Family : Malvaceae
Type : Perennial

Height
: 120 to 250 cm
Exposure : Sunny
Ground : Sandy

Flowering : June to September

The black hollyhock is not among the tallest, but its flowering is beautiful and generous.

This is a plant that reseeds itself on its own but does not always return the same black-brown color, so don't be concerned.

The black hollyhock is ideal in front of a white wall where its color stands out and stands out admirably.

Planting and caring for black hollyhocks

There are both single and double flowers and it is in the sandy soils which they seem to accommodate the best.

The cultivation of the black hollyhock remains identical to that of all Alcea rosea.

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