Alcea rosea

Hollyhock Arabian Knights


These perennial plants are stately at the back of the border with their tall flower spikes. This variety boasts deepest maroon, nearly black, single flowers.


30 seeds per packet.

15 in stock


Whether you are growing flowers or vegetables or both, growing your own plants from seed, is one of the most rewarding things for any gardener and you don’t even need a green thumb to do it. With our guidance, it couldn’t be easier!

Flower type:Spike
Life cycle:Tender Perennial
Climate:Prefers a moderate climate and can withstand some frost.
Sowing guide:Direct sow in March to April / September to October or sow in trays (recommended) and transplant after 6-8 weeks.
Germination guide:7-10 days @ 15-20 C. Light required - cover seed with a thin layer of vermiculite.
Position:Full Sun
Spacing:30 cm
Pinch:Not necessary
Flowering time:Spring of the following year as it can act as a bi-annual.
Final height:150 cm

Harvesting Tips:

Harvest when flowers on 1/2 of the flower spike have opened. Sear the bottom 5cm of the stems with hot/boiling water for a couple of seconds after cutting. Expected vase life is 5 days. Regular harvesting will encourage flower production.