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Hollyhocks: Alcea rosea 'Black Watchman'

Botanical name: Alcea rosea 'Black Watchman'

Common name: hollyhock

also known as (Althaea rosea 'Black Watchman')

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created by:
Renee's Garden

at a glance

Soil: damp, alkaline, sand
Sun:
  
Zones: 5a thru 9b
Care:
average
Lifespan:
biennial
Category:   
Attributes:

butterfly attracting, hummingbird attracting, bee attracting

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description for "Hollyhocks: Alcea rosea 'Black Watchman'"

'Black Watchman' is a stunning Hollyhock. Producing blooms of black/maroon and rising 6-8 feet in the garden, 'Black Watchman' Hollyhocks add striking vertical dimension to any garden and are particularly at home in a cottage garden. Flowers bloom June to August. Hollyhocks are drought tolerant. If started inside in the winter and set out in the spring, Hollyhocks will bloom in the summer. Alternatively, sow in mid-summer and over winter in a cold frame. Set out the following spring.

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