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.
Botanical Name: Alcea rosea
Hardiness: Biennial, hardy in USDA zones 2–8
Plant Dimensions: 5'–7' tall
Variety Information: 2"–4", deep burgundy (almost black) flowers
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Period: Summer
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Drought Tolerant, Edible Flower