Alcea Rosea Nigra

 

This is a stunning hollyhock with deep chocolate-maroon flowers with bright yellow centres. .Flowers are produced from mid- to late summer. Ideal as a back drop for sunny herbaceouse borders. Height 200cm Spread 60cm.

 

 

Plant in well drained soil shelter from strong winds. Full sun, Hardy

 

General Herbaceous & Perennial Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding some planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.