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Alcea rosea ‘Spotlight Blacknight’
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Alcea rosea ‘Spotlight Blacknight’
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Alcea rosea ‘Spotlight Blacknight’


Spotlight Series Hollyhock

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.030.770


Hollyhocks have been grown in gardens for centuries, their tall spikes of satiny, crepe-textured flowers making a fine display in mid-summer. They were usually relegated to the back of a sunny border, with something in front to hide their bare lower stems. However this is no longer necessary with this new strain. This selection features tall spikes of large, old-fashioned single flowers in purple-black with a yellow eye over a low mound of foliage. Flowers appearing the first season. Cut plants back to 8 inches after blooming. Attractive to both butterflies and hummingbirds. The Spotlight series was recently bred and introduced by Jelitto Seeds of Germany.

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Alcea rosea ‘Spotlight Blacknight’


Optimal Growing
Conditions
Appearance and
Characteristics
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Flower Colour
  Black
  Purple
  Red
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Massed
  Specimen
Height
   150-180 cm
   59-70 inches
Spread
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
   None
Growth Rate
   Medium