Alcea rosea 'Nigra'

Alcea rosea 'Nigra'

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Buy Alcea rosea 'Nigra' hollyhock (Althea): Bees love their flowers
<ul><li><b>Position:</b> full sun<li><b>Soil:</b> moderately-fertile, well-drained soil<li><b>Rate of growth:</b> fast-growing<li><b> Flowering period:</b> June and July<li><b>Hardiness:</b> fully hardy<br><br>Towering stems rise above the hairy, lobed leaves from early summer bearing richly coloured, near-black, single flowers, each with a yellow throat. A magnificent biennial or short-lived perennial for a cottage garden setting.<br><br><li><b>Garden care:</b> Water well during dry spells. All hollyhocks are prone to rust. To prevent this, either spray with Bordeaux Mixture (organic) or Murphy Tumbleblite (non-organic) before the trouble appears, and repeat a couple of times during the summer. In autumn cut the plants back to 15cm (6in) from the ground.</li></ul>

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately-fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June and July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Towering stems rise above the hairy, lobed leaves from early summer bearing richly coloured, near-black, single flowers, each with a yellow throat. A magnificent biennial or short-lived perennial for a cottage garden setting.

  • Garden care: Water well during dry spells. All hollyhocks are prone to rust. To prevent this, either spray with Bordeaux Mixture (organic) or Murphy Tumbleblite (non-organic) before the trouble appears, and repeat a couple of times during the summer. In autumn cut the plants back to 15cm (6in) from the ground.

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