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Black Hollyhock

Black Hollyhock

Regular price $3.50 Sale

Alcea rosea

Origin: Philomath, Oregon

Improvement status: Cultivar

Seeds per packet: ~25

Germination tested 4/2020: 82% viable, 44% hard

Life cycle: Perennial

This beautiful burgundy hollyhock comes to us from Frank Morton, who selected it from a mixed population. Here's what Frank has to say about it: "I've read that this is a very old variety, grown by [the people enslaved by] Thomas Jefferson at Monticello. I found it in a hollyhock mix. Grows to over 6' without toppling in the wind, and seems reliably perennial here in Oregon. A portion of the plants have doubled flowers with ruffles puffing from the center.