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Sidalcea malviflora ssp. virgata


Sidalcea malviflora ssp. virgata is a native West Coast hollyhock relative with pink flowers on erect stems.

Sidalcea malviflora ssp. virgata, also known as a wild hollyhock, hails from Oregon. Drought tolerant once established, this species produces waves of hot pink flowers on erect unbranched stems up to 16 inches tall from late spring to midsummer. Though drought tolerant, regular watering encourages successive flushes of blooms. Soil needs to dry out between watering. Cut back after flowering to encourage another flush. Beloved by both butterflies and bees.

Common Name: Prairie Mallow/Rose Checker Mallow

Family: Malvaceae (The Mallow Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-9

Light: Full Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Pink

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late Spring - Summer

Soil Moisture: Drought Tolerant, Dry

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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