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Alcea rosea var. nigra ‘The Watchman’   

This truly makes a statement with striking, dark maroon, almost brown-black, single flowers with yellow throats blooming all summer on sturdy, upright plants growing up to 6’ tall. 

    Common Name:Hollyhocks
    Hardiness Zones:3-8
    Deer Resistant:No
Growing Tips: Plant in moist but well drained soil.

About Alcea: Usually categorized as biennial, Hollyhocks will act more as a perennial if the flower spikes are cut back before they develop mature seeds. We recommend letting a flower spike or two mature to allow the seeds to drop to ensure a succession of plants.