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The Watchman Hollyhock Seeds

The Watchman Hollyhock Seeds

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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. Fairly drought tolerant but performs best with ample moisture. Hollyhock flowers are edible, but very bland; however, the large, colorful petals are lovely garnishing salads or desserts. (The flower's central disk, while edible, can be bitter.)

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Variety Info

Family: Malvaceae

Native: Origin unknown

Hardiness: Biennial, hardy in USDA zones 2–8

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Summer

Plant Dimensions: 5'–7' tall

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

Attributes: Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Pollinators, Drought Tolerant, Edible Flower

Sowing Info

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 3 seeds every 24"–36"

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