Hollyhock 'Nigra' is a tall, vigorous perennial, with rounded, palm-shaped leaves and their instantly recognisable, towering spires of single, loose trumpet-shaped flowers which are a deep chocolate-maroon, almost black.
A cottage garden favourite, this is a plant that is invaluable at the back of the flower border to add height and colour and to bring some classic Victorian style to your planting schemes. The desirable black flowers make this a plant that is always in demand and this is your opportunity to get your hands on them first!
The huge flower spikes are produced form early summer from the base of large leaves and are loved by butterflies and bees, so by growing them you also help to attract wildlife into your garden.
Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, ready for planting out or potting on, plants will reach around 1.5m (5ft) when in bloom. Note plants are dormant October - March so may show no leaves in the pot.