Hollyhock- Henry the Eighth Black

Alcea rosea Open Pollinated

  • Perennial (usually grown as an annual) 250cm
  • Single nearly-black flowers
  • Cottage garden favourite

Standard seed packet, 25 seeds

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'Hollyhock- Henry the Eighth Black' seeds

Alcea rosea

  • Perennial (usually grown as an annual) 250cm
  • Single nearly-black flowers
  • Cottage garden favourite

A short lived perennial (usually grown as a biennial or annual) growing up to 250cm. The dramatic almost-black large single flowers on tall flower spikes are produced in abundance over summer. Hollyhocks are cottage garden favourites, adding height and a vertical accent in the garden. Grow in borders, along walls or fences or as an excellent cut flower. Attracts butterflies and bees.

Seeds per gram: 95
Product code: C7-16

Best Months to Sow
  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Quick Sowing Guide
Method Raise seedlings
Sowing Depth 6mm
Season Late summer and autumn
Germination 10-14 days @ 18-28°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Hardy Perennial (usually grown as an annual)
Plant Spacing 50cm
Plant Height 250cm
Position Full sun, moist well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 150-200 days

*Notes: Protect young plants from slugs and snails. May require staking. Alcea rosea can be grown as a perennial if the spent flowers are removed and the foliage is cut back after flowering.

How To Grow



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