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Sidalcea campestris


Sidalcea campestris, is a Prairie mallow, a hollyhock-like plant with white to pink flowers grown on strong erect stems and a butteryfly host plant.

Sidalcea campestris, commonly known as prairie mallow or meadow checkered mallow, is a hollyhock-like plant that is, sadly, largely extinct from the its native habitats in western Oregon. It is one of the best butterfly host plants and a primary pollen source for a rare bee species. Racemes of white to pink flowers climb up erect unbranched stems 4-6 feet tall from late spring to mid summer. Offers an excellent tidy effect in the border without the need of staking. Cut back after flowering to get another flush. Pollinator attractor

Common Name: Prairie Mallow/Meadow Checkered Mallow

Family: Malvaceae (The Mallow Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-8

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 4-6'

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Pink

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring - Summer

Soil Moisture: Dry, Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Butterflies, Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Fields, grassy hillsides,along roadsides, woodland glades and on mountain streams.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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