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Nigra Alcea Plant

  • - Hollyhock
  • - Height: 5-10 feet
  • - Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • - Exposure: Full Sun
  • - Bloom Time: July-September
  • - Each Quart contains 1 Nigra Alcea Plant
Plant Features

Nigra Alcea Plant, sometimes known as The Watchman, produces tall spires of darkly colored blossoms, often described as chocolate-maroon or deep purplish black. Known to attract butterflies and hummingbirds, the yellow eye of this attention-grabbing Hollyhock blossom gives way to the deepest, darkest, maroon color, lightening slightly towards the gently frilled edges.

Common Names: Hollyhock

Companion Planting: Delphinium, Grasses

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 6+ hours
Soil Moisture Moist to Dry
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Sandy soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category Tall
Mature Spread 20-24 inches
Habit Upright
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Green
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Features Cut Flower
Garden Styles Butterfly Garden, Cottage Garden, English Garden
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Borders and Edging, Focal Point, Texture, Water Conservation
Critter Resistance Deer
Pet Friendly Yes
Plant Type Hybrid

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Great big healthy plants

This was the first time I ordered from here, the plants were fantastic, nice big healthy plants. Good job GrowJoy, I give you an A+++

From anonymous | June 08, 2013

Nigra Alcea Plant

nice sized alcea plants, can't wait to see it in bloom

From Joyce | August 09, 2012

Most beautiful color!

Absolutely stunning! Bought the Nigra Alcea here a small plant and it grew in a 4" stalk now-filled with burgundy flowers. Very healthy.

From anonymous | May 27, 2012