Black Watchman is a popular variety of Hollyhock, which belongs to the Alcea genus (Alcea rosea 'Black Watchman'). Blooms appear in these approximate colours: UP Maroon and Brown. Leaves appear approximately as a Office Green colour.
Attractive to bees, birds and butterflies. This heirloom may bloom the first year from seed if planted early in the spring. If planted later the flowers will come the next year.This variety is a Flower that typically grows as an Biennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of two years. Black Watchman is known for its Erect habit and growing to a height of approximately 1.52 metres (4.94 feet).
As Black Watchman Hollyhock is a low maintanence plant, it is great for beginner gardeners and those that like gardens that don't need much overseeing.
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After flowers are faded the plant can be cut above ground level and it will grow back. Flowers will open in fall.1Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Black Watchman is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will survive though longer winters with little or no damage. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 4 - 9 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Ensure your soil is clay, sandy and loamy and has a ph of between 6.1 and 7.8 as Hollyhock is a weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil loving plant.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Black Watchman about 56 days before your last frost date.
Hollyhock ‘The Watchman’, Sereno