The Watchman Hollyhock Seeds

Heirloom

#1225
Availability: In Stock
From a distance, the dark color of The Watchman is as black as the moonless night sky, but on closer inspection you can see its rich, purplish burgundy cast. Seductive towers of flowers for bees and butterflies make an excellent backdrop for pink, red, yellow, or white flowers. See instructions inside for making old-fashioned hollyhock dolls. Edible flowers. Fairly drought tolerant but performs best with ample moisture. Hardy in USDA zones 2?8.
$1.89 400 mg

Botanical Name: Alcea rosea

Family: Malvaceae

Native: Origin unknown

Hardiness: Biennial, hardy in USDA zones 2-8

Plant Dimensions: 5'–7' tall

Variety Information: 2"–4", deep burgundy (almost black) flowers

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Summer

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Drought Tolerant, Edible Flower

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, or 2 months before your average first fall frost date.

When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date. Roots are sensitive to disturbance; sow in biodegradable pots that can be planted in the ground.

Days to Emerge: 10–14 days

Seed Depth: Press into surface

Seed Spacing: A group of 6 seeds every 24"–36"

Thinning: When 3" tall, thin to 1 every 24"–36"

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Amazing garden feature!
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I planted the seeds last season and had lush green plants. This season was the payoff! The plants sprung up in the spring very hearty and grew tall and straight producing dark purple, velvet-like blooms. some of the more well-watered plants grew to almost 9 feet! Even the landscaping crew wanted to know what they were and asked if they could have some seeds to plant! We live in a home built in 1702 in the Northeast and they are a perfect backdrop for the home. You just have to have patience and wait for the blooms!
Heather Carson