Black Hollyhock Seed
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An old-fashioned (pre-1830) hollyhock with satiny, blue-black flowers. (Althaea rosea nigra)
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This variety is a pre-1830 heirloom. First-year plants form leafy 18" rosettes which bloom the second year to yield 5 to 6 foot spires of magnificent, satiny, blue-black single flowers. Often used as a coloring in herb tea. Medicinal: Uses similar to marshmallow: flowers free of the calyx are used as a demulcent, emollient, and diuretic.
Garden Medicinals offers over 220 varieties of medicinal and culinary herb seeds, roots, and select heirloom vegetable and ethnic flower seed. All seeds are non-gmo, open-pollinated and untreated. Most seeds are naturally grown and a few are certified organic. Our vegetable seeds do especially well in hot, humid climates where vegetable production can be difficult. Our herb selection also includes dormant root stock of ginger, ginseng, goldenseal, black cohosh, false unicorn, and wild yam.
Note: Medicinal uses of herbs mentioned in our store are not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Please see a qualified medical practitioner for diagnosis if you have a health problem.