Checkerbloom, Miniature Hollyhock
From North America. All are grown for clusters of five-petaled flowers like little hollyhocks (Alcea). The plants described here range from erect to sprawling; leaves are typically dark green, roundish to kidney-shaped, about 3 in. across. Basal leaves are shallowly lobed, stem leaves more deeply cut.
Most gardensidalceas are hybrids betweenS. candida and S. malviflora.They form clumps to about 2 ft.wide and bear 1 1/2–2-in. flowers;bloom all summer if deadheaded.Choices include 2–3-ft.‘Brilliant’, with carmine-red flowers;3-ft. ‘Elsie Heugh’, withfringed pale pink flowers; 2–3-ft.‘Party Girl’ (deep pink); and2–3-ft. ‘Rosanna’, with rose-coloredflowers.
Native to Oregon, California, Baja California. May grow erect to 2 ft. high and wide; or may sprawl and spread more widely by rooting at the nodes. Pink or purplish pink, 2-in. flowers in early spring.Sidalcea neomexicana
Native fromeastern Oregon to Wyoming,south to Mexico. To 3 ft. high,1–1 1/2 ft. wide; branched orunbranched spikes of white orpinkish, 3/4-in., summer flowers.
From China. Loose, spikelike clusters of 1 1/2 to 2-in. white flowers open from a profusion of buds re...
Bears whiteblossoms faintly marked pink,5 in. across, with 40–50 segments.It’s like an improved‘Waterl...
Growsa little bigger than the species(12–15 ft. tall by 10–12 ft.wide) and has rich pink, 4–5-in.bloss...