Hollyhock (Nigra) seeds


Hollyhocks are the classic cottage garden flower, informal, beautiful, attracting pollinators and bringing a gorgeous vintage vibe to any garden. 

These ones are Hollyhock Nigra, tall and impressive with deep purple/maroon (almost black) flowers. 

Fantastic at the back of a border with their tall spikes or gorgeous against an old wall. 

They make a stunning cut flower too, I like them teamed with reds or lime greens to really make the colours stand out. 


Hollyhocks are biennials so sow them in June in a seed tray (and leave outside... it's too hot in a greenhouse for them) then pot on and plant out in September where they are to grow. 

They will overwinter happily in the garden and be ready to flower in mid-summer of the following year. 

Hollyhock (Nigra) seeds

    • Sow in a seed tray May- early July and leave outside 
    • Keep moist
    • Pot on once large enough to handle and then plant out where they are to grow in September
    • Will flower the following year 
    • Tall plants for the back of a border or against a wall