‘Black Knight’ HollyhockAlcea rosea 5-6' tall. A single dusky midnight-purple beauty with a watchful yellow eye.
Night gathers, and now my watch begins. I shall live and thrive at my post. I am the shield that guards the garden gate. I shall not be eaten by Japanese beetles—for in my dreams, they only have eyes for the golden-petaled beauties. I pledge my life and honor to lead you safely up the garden path, for this night and all the nights to come.
Hollyhocks produce towering spires covered with flowers for extended bloom from June to October. ‘Black Knight’ is a first-year-flowering cultivar, a single from the Spotlight Series, and is truly perennial, not biennial like most Alceas on the market. Cut back to 12" after flowering has finished to encourage root growth.
Plant 12" apart in moist well-drained soil. Supplies may be limited, so order early to avoid disappointment! Z3. (3½" plug stock)
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