Origin: Turkey, Asia.
Special Features: Deepest maroon color, appearing nearly black in color.
Colour: Deepest maroon.
Natural Flowering Period: May - October.
Growth Habit: Upright. Foliage: Round, lobed leaves. Height with Flower: 180 cm. Spacing between Plants: 60 cm.
Soil Requirement: Well-drained soils, pH 5.8 - 6.8.
Location: Full Sun.
Use: Plant this extraordinary dark flowering hollyhock together in the border with Echinacea, Salvia sclarea and Panicum virgatum.
Specialities: Tremendously popular old-fashioned perennial.
Grams per 1000 seeds: 10,5.
Seed Requirement: 25 g / 1000 plants.
Best Sowing Date: Anytime.
Way of Germination: Fast Germinator.
Germination: These seeds must be covered with a layer seed kernel diameter. Keep daytime temperatures at approximately +20°C, and keep the moisture constant. The seeds must be kept in the light and moderately warm after germination.
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks Transplanting to salable Plant: 6 - 8 weeks. Fertilization: Medium.
Eng.: Hollyhock, common garden hollyhock, garden hollyhock. Suom.: Salkoruusu. Sven.: Stockros. Bot. syn.: Althaea rosea (L.) Cav.