ALCEA ROSEA VAR.NIGRA ''Jet Black''
  • ALCEA ROSEA VAR.NIGRA ''Jet Black''
  • ALCEA ROSEA VAR.NIGRA ''Jet Black''

ALCEA ROSEA var. NIGRA ’Jet Black’ - Black Hollyhock

Biennial with long flower stalks with numerous silky and nearly black single flowers. Tall up to 180 cm. Ideal as a solitary plant, along walls. Attract bees and butterflies.

Seeds/gr: 180
1,50  without VAT (10%)

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Sow outdoors
Flowering
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Attracts Wildlife Bees, Butterflies
Average germination (%) 80
Flower colour Black
Germination delay (in days) 14-21
Hardiness Hardy
Life cycle Biennial, Perennial
Plant usage City garden, Cottage garden, Honey producing plant, Medicinal, Walls, fences, Wild garden
Planting distance 60
Seeds per gram 180
Soil - Moisture Well-drained
Soil - Type Rich
Sunlight - Exposure Sun
Watering Moderate

Direct sowing in the garden from late spring to early fall, maintaining temperatures of 20ºC. Keep the soil moist.

Prefers well-drained soils rich in organic matter.

The flowers can be added in salads, they serve to prepare herbal tea as well as to decorate them. Young fruits can also be consumed. The plant has medicinal porperties that help to mitigate fever, irritations, bronchitis and is an anti-inflammatory.

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