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Alcea rosea Spotlight 'Blacknight'


Alcea rosea Spotlight 'Blacknight' is a hollyhock with large, old-fashioned, single, purple-black flowers with small white eyes.

Alcea rosea 'Blacknight' is a new take on a old garden classic. From the Spotlight series, this hollyhock will shine with large, old-fashioned, single, purple-black flowers with small white eyes on tall spikes over a low mound of foliage. A true perennial and superior cultivar all around. Easy to grow in a variety of soils including seasonally dry sites but hollyhocks really perform best in rich, loamy soil with good moisture. Use in the border and in large containers. Pollinator attractor. Rabbit resistant.

Common Name: Hollyhock

Family: Malvaceae (The Mallow Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-9

Light: Full Sun

Height: 4-6'

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Purple

Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Not known in a truly wild situation.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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