FREE DELIVERY WHEN YOU SPEND OVER 60!
Alcea (Hollyhock) Black
Alcea (Hollyhock) Black
Alcea (Hollyhock) Black
Alcea (Hollyhock) Black
Alcea (Hollyhock) Black
Alcea (Hollyhock) Black

Alcea (Hollyhock) 'Black'

2 Options from £12.99
Hollyhock 'Nigra' is a tall, vigorous perennial, with rounded, palm-shaped leaves and their instantly recognisable, towering spires of single, loose trumpet-shaped flowers which are a deep chocolate-maroon,…
Info
Delivery
Price
Qty
9cm Pot
560003
   
£12.99
Out Of Stock
3 x 9cm Pot
560884
 
£38.97
£18.97
Save: £20.00 - 51%
Out Of Stock
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Planting Months
Flowering Months
MORE INFORMATION
Hollyhock 'Nigra' is a tall, vigorous perennial, with rounded, palm-shaped leaves and their instantly recognisable, towering spires of single, loose trumpet-shaped flowers which are a deep chocolate-maroon, almost black. A cottage garden favourite, this is a plant that is invaluable at the back of the flower border to add height and colour and to bring some classic Victorian style to your planting schemes. The desirable black flowers make this a plant that is always in demand and this is your opportunity to get your hands on them first! The huge flower spikes are produced form early summer from the base of large leaves and are loved by butterflies and bees, so by growing them you also help to attract wildlife into your garden. Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, ready for planting out or potting on, plants will reach around 1.5m (5ft) when in bloom. Note plants are dormant October - March so may show no leaves in the pot.
PLANT FEATURES
  • Max Height:150 cm
  • Max Spread:75 cm
  • RHS Perfect Pollinators
  • Plant In Sunshine
  • Winter Hardy
  • Cut Flower
  • Easy To Grow
  • Wildlife Friendly
CARE INFORMATION

Top Tips

Keep plants well-watered when in full growth to help produce the tallest spires of bloom

Care Guide

  • Grow in well-drained, moderately fertile soil in full sun. If growing in an exposed location, plants may need staking.
  • A perennial plant, this black hollyhock dies back to ground level over winter, with fresh, new growth emerging in the spring.
  • Remove flowering stems when blooms fade and in autumn cut the plants back to 15cm (6in) from the ground.
  • Before planting, prepare the soil by digging over and removing any weeds. Incorporate some well-rotted manure to enrich the soil if necessary.
  • When planting a number of perennials, arrange them on the surface so you can see how they will look before planting.
  • Individually knock out each plant from its container. Look at the roots if they are circling around the compost, it is best to tease them out. To do this, push your fingers into the rootball along the bottom edge and pull. Do this in a couple of places. This should encourage the roots to spread into the surrounding soil.
  • Next use a trowel or spade to create a hole just deep and wide enough to set in the rootball.
  • The aim is to bury just the roots, leaving the bases of the stems (when in growth in summer) or the shoots (in spring) above ground.
  • Firm back around the soil, using your hand for small clumps and your heel on larger areas.
  • Water in well to settle the soil and prevent desiccation.
DELIVERY INFORMATION

Our experienced team at the nursery will always carefully package and send your plants nursery fresh in the perfect condition to thrive once you receive and plant them. Although most plants are extremely tough and will not be affected by all but the most extreme of weather conditions, we always avoid dispatching the most perishable plants if extreme frosts or heat is forecast. We also avoid dispatching orders over Bank Holiday weekends.

Please allow 5 to 7 days for your delivery to arrive. If you have ordered a 'pre-order' item, these will be sent out as soon as possible after the quoted dispatch date and we generally ship your entire order with any pre-ordered items. Once your order has been dispatched, we will send you an email with details on how you can track it.

We send most of our orders via a fully tracked courier service with Yodel. We will send you a tracking link as soon as your order has been dispatched. To avoid perishable items being stuck at depots and deteriorating, we will not require a signature on delivery, and we ask out couriers to leave your item in a safe place ad your delivery address.

*Please note, once your item has been delivered, we cannot be held responsible for loss or theft from your delivery address. If you have delivery instruction and require our courier to leave your item in a specific place, please let us know - there is an option to leave a message for the courier at the checkout.

For smaller and single-item orders, we may send these via the post with Royal Mail - Tracking will not be available for orders sent via this method.

**Please note, we cannot guarantee delivery on a certain day or time. Delivery to outlying postcode areas may take 1-2 days longer, dependent on your location.

For all orders, a small delivery fee of £4.99 will be charged or spend over £60 for FREE Delivery!

REVIEWS

There are currently no reviews for this item.

Close Video

We will soon be sending you the latest deals and gardening information. Your 10% discount code should be in your inbox shortly (please check your spam folder if it's not there in the next 5 minutes).

Enjoy shopping with us at Gardening Direct

And get our BEST OFFERS - straight to your inbox!

Size Guide
X
Tray Of 120 Plugs
Small Plugs

Size:
Height 4-6cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

Tray Of 60 Plugs
Medium Plugs

Size:
Height 5-7cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

Plugs
Plugs

Size:
Height 8-12cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

Jumbo Plugs
Plugs

Size:
Height 10-20cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

Garden Ready
Garden Ready

Size:
Height 14-20cm

Ease:
Easiest

Grow On?:
Not Necessary

Item Added To Basket