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Hollyhock 'Nigra'

Alcea rosea | Althaea rosea

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

A real attention grabber!

Make sensational cut flowers

Extraordinary maroon-black, satiny flowers

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Towering stems of extraordinary maroon-black, satiny flowers with pale, contrasting eyes. Hollyhock ‘Nigra’ is real attention grabber with its dramatic stature and dark blooms that make sensational cut flowers. This well-loved cottage garden perennial is ideal for adding splendour and architecture to the back of sunny borders. Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 60cm (24").

Culinary information: try crystallising the flowers for a tasty cake decoration, or use them to make a delicately flavoured syrup to use with puddings. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Height Up to 200cm (79in)
Spread Up to 60cm (24in)

Hardy Perennial

wildlife gardenscottage gardens

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Flowering Months


1 x 1 litre potted hollyhock plant (64240)
2 hollyhock plants in 1 litre pots (V65475P)

Grow hollyhocks in a sheltered position away from strong winds. Plant in full sun, on fertile, well drained soil.
Support the tall hollyhock flower stems with garden canes if necessary. In autumn, remove old foliage and faded flower stems. Apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost around the base of the plant.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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