Tall, vigorous plants bloom dependably all summer!

Blacknight Hollyhock

1-Quart
Item # 31531
$12.95
Buy 3+ at $10.95 ea
Buy 6+ at $9.95 ea
Item is sold out.

Ebony Blooms with a Bright Eye!

A true perennial Hollyhock, long-lived and reliable.
What a showstopper! Blacknight is a dazzling ebony bloom for the rear of the border or in a special garden spot. This single-flowered Hollybock is a very heavy bloomer, repeating all summer to the delight of every butterfly and hummingbird in the neighborhood. Give its tall, profuse stems some support and enjoy a truly distinctive, satiny look throughout the warm season!

Blacknight comes to us from Germany, part of the new Spotlight series that is causing so much excitement in Europe. One of the things that has gardeners so excited is that this is a true perennial Hollyhock, not a biennial. Another is that it has seemingly boundless flower power, beginning with the first breath of summer heat and continuing until the chill of fall. And most of all, the color play is just spectacular -- deepest violet to charcoal, with a glossy sheen and a small eye of yellow encircled by rich red. A Spotlight, indeed!

Blacknight reaches 5 to 6 feet tall, with a nice low mound of foliage below thick, sturdy stalks set about with blooms. It will spread up to 2 feet wide, creating a living wall of unforgettable color. And when butterflies and hummingbirds visit, the color show is joined by motion!

Like all Hollyhocks, Blacknight is a greedy feeder, thriving best in enriched, well-drained garden soil. This used to be a barnyard plant, growing in manure against the side of a barn -- so don't spare the compost! You will be richly repaid all summer. Have fun finding nice places to show this perennial off; its smoky colors complement every other hue in the garden, and of course look dazzling in the vase, too. Zones 3-9.

Genus
Alcea
Species
rosea
Variety
'Blacknight'
Item Form
1-Quart
Zone
3 - 9
Bloom Start To End
Mid Summer
Plant Height
5 ft - 6 ft
Plant Width
24 in
Additional Characteristics
Flower, Free Bloomer
Bloom Color
Black, Dark Purple
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Season Of Interest
Summer
Uses
Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Outdoor
Restrictions
*Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands