Black Hollyhock Seeds
The silky flowers of the Black Hollyhock
are well loved for their luxurious deep purple color.
Very popular in medieval gardens, this perennial Hollyhock
was introduced to Europe in the 1500s. It originally came from the Mediterranean. The Black
or Nigra Hollyhock
appears black on overcast days but, the sun brings out a stunning hint of red. In 1629 John Parkinson described this single Hollyhock
as being "of a dark red like blackwood."
This unique silky black flower is famous for being grown by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello. Plant the Black Hollyhock
next to a white fence for a spectacular contrast.
The flowers, leaves, and roots of the Black Hollyhock
are edible and quite juicy. The dark flowers can be dried and added to herb teas to give them a wonderful rose-purple color. The dried flowers can also be used for coloring potpourri or white wine .
A member of the mallow family, Hollyhock
can be used as a gargle for oral inflammations and to sooth irritated mucous membranes.
is believed to stand for fertility and wealth.
Giant Hollyhock Seeds
Edible Flower Seeds