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Hollyhock: 'Heirloom Black'

Althaea rosea nigra MALVACEAE
This variety is a pre-1830 heirloom. First-year plants form leafy 18" rosettes which bloom the second year to yield 5 to 6 foot spires of magnificent, satiny, blue-black single flowers. Often used as a coloring in herb tea. Medicinal: Uses similar to marshmallow: flowers free of the calyx are used as a demulcent, emollient, and diuretic.
Pkt. (0.5 g, 55 seeds)

[Culture: Biennial, zones 4-9, Perennial, zones 6-9/60-65°F/---/5-18 days/direct sow, transplant/sun/72"/12-24" apart]


Pkt. (0.5 g, 55 seeds)
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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 18 November, 2004.

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