I have a love affair going on with Hollyhocks, I can never, ever have too many of them. Majestic spires and beautiful colours…. a true country cottage favourite to me, the butterflies and the bees!
The tall spires of the Hollyhock Nigra plant contain dark maroon-black blooms with contrastive white eyes, giving the plant a superbly dramatic appearance. This magnificent variation of an old-time favourite in the garden is likely to attract attention due to its towering stature and vibrant colour. If you want to create a very striking contrast, try planting it alongside lighter flowers. These hardy perennials can also be cut and brought indoors to be displayed in a vase as they produce lovely flowers.
These seeds can also be found in the following Collections:
Sow Seeds I find it best to sow the seeds in June into seed trays, pot on when bigger and then plant them out into the garden in September to flower the following late spring/early summer. You can just sow them directly into position in May-June if you prefer. Cover the seeds only very lightly as they need light to germinate. These are tall plants and need space so place 2 feet apart when planting out. Grow them up against walls and fences or stake them to protect them from the wind.
Plant Out 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
Flowers April - July
Height & Spread 2.5m high x 60cm spread
RHS Plants for Pollinators.
The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects.
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Wow what an absolute delight this company is. Their customer service is superb - they kindly arranged for me to order this box and hold back delivery until we knew the actual moving in date. And it arrived not only on time but full of love with beautiful planet friendly packaging. How many gifts can be buy where there is joy in the purchasing, the receiving AND in the anticipation for when the flowers actually appear.
I'm so thrilled I'm purchasing for myself. :-)
Beautifully presented!! Good number of seeds per packet and a lovely selection of flowers !
It was estimated to arrive, a bit too late , as we were going away and wanted to give it to my sister in law, before we went.. a quick E mail to the seller, and it was dispatched immediately and arrived in time… excellent!!
I'm obsessed with bishybarnabeescottagegarden seeds, it's like being a kid in a candy store , I love varieties of the flower selection, I always order the seed boxes because they are great value for money and there's always a cute surprise every time I open the box , love the presentation and iv planted so many seed this month so impatiently waiting for next spring 🤭
From ordering, receiving my gorgeously wrapped box, opening to reveal copper coloured shiny tins with beautiful labels. To smelling the fantastic fragrance, I was overwhelmed with the seamless flow of this purchase. Highly recommended and I’ll definitely try out more flavours.
Ordered these as I saw one growing wild in my garden and thought was lovely. Seeds arrived very promptly, part of a small batch of various seeds, along with a free gift which was very much appreciated. Will certainly buy again and am looking forward to seeing the plants next year.
Seeds sown directly outdoors last summer, all germinated and formed lovely silvery rosettes, and half have now also thrown up flower stalks and are producing stunning vivid pink flowers. I’m hopeful that the other half may do the same next summer. Great seeds, well packaged, excellent instructions - many thanks!
I've never grown Hesperis (sweet rocket) until this year, but Melanie's seeds were so successful and prolific, that I now have beautiful flowers wafting their amazing aroma around my garden...plus our honey bees are so happy 🐝 In fact lots of pollinators are visiting!