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Common Name: Hollyhock King Henry The Eighth Black, Hollyhock
Scientific Name: Alcea rosea 
Physical Attributes: Single striking black flowers are produced on tall upward stems known as spikes with fuller foliage towards the base.
Uses: Beds, borders & cut flowers.
Life Cycle: Perennial
Growing Height: 250cm
Attracts: Birds, butterflies & bees.
When to Sow: Spring, late Summer & Autumn
Sowing Depth: 5mm
Sow Spacing: 30 – 40cm
Sowing Method: Sow outdoors a week before your final frost or start in doors in deep pots due to their root nature, 9 weeks prior to the last frost. Harden off for 2 – 3 weeks after the last frost then transplant. Transplant when still young to avoid root damage.
Position: Full sun/partial shade
Germination Time: 10-14 days
Maintenance: Trim back spent flower spikes in late Autumn/early Spring before new growth starts producing.
Seeds Per Packet: 25


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