Alcea Blacknight Hollyhock
Bring drama to your gardens with the handsome Blacknight Hollyhock, Alcea. Blacknight Hollyhock features large deep purple, almost black single flowers on sturdy stalks in summer. The fantastic flowers appear on tall 5′ stems. Absolutely striking in full bloom.
Use Blacknight as a stately, stand-alone specimen, or as a striking back to other perennials. Ideal for cottage, cutting, and pollinator gardens. A member of the outstanding series of Spotlight Hollyhocks. For over 18 years, Jelitto Seed Company worked to develop a consistent strain of stable, straight color, single-flowered Hollyhocks. The Spotlight series is the result of all their hard work.
Other than their fabulous blossoms, one of the best traits about this series is that the plants are truly perennial, not biennial.
Hollyhocks can be grown under Black Walnut trees; they are tolerant of the toxic juglone that is emitted through the trees’ roots.