Seeds - Hollyhock, Midnight Black OG (F)



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Description: Huge and luminous, pollinators flock to these gorgeous blooms often towering 6 feet or more, quite a sight as they sway in the breeze. From seed, hollyhocks flower in their second season after growing a stout island of round emerald leaves in year one. And Friends, those silky purple-black petals are an incredible dye as well as edible! We love to press them into frosted cakes alongside borage and bright calendula. Thriving in full as well as part sun, hollyhocks are short-lived perennials but do reseed as well. Once established, hollyhocks are remarkably drought tolerant and even in gravelly, mediocre soils they shine. Their seeds are so exquisite and easy to save, as well! And we hope that you do 

Pack Size: 50 seeds

Latin Name: Alcea rosea
Main Uses: Ornamental & cut flower
Zone Hardiness: Reseeding biennial
Exposure: Full to part sun
Height: up to 8'
Flower Color: Deep black-red
Flowering Time: All summer
Certified Organic: USDA Certified Organic

Germination: 10- 14 days at 21°C.
Sowing: Indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. 2-3 seeds per cell.
Outdoors: sow late May, direct to garden beds.
Direct seeding outdoors: Direct seeding is an ideal way to plant Hollyhocks.
Planting Depth: Press firmly into the soil, but leave seeds exposed to full sun.
Spacing: Plant or thin to 45-60 cm (18-36") between plants.

Growing in Containers: Not suited for containers.

Suitability for Indoors: Not suited for indoors.

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