From North America. All are grown for clusters of five-petaled flowers like little hollyhocks (Alcea). The plants 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 garden sidalceas are hybrids between S. candida and S. malviflora. They form clumps to about 2 ft. wide and bear 1 1/2–2-in. flowers; will bloom all summer if deadheaded. Choices include 2–3-ft. ‘Brilliant’, with carmine-red flowers; 3-ft. ‘Elsie Heugh’, with fringed pale pink flowers; 2–3-ft. ‘Party Girl’ (deep pink); and 2–3-ft. ‘Rosanna’, with rose-colored flowers.
Native to Oregon, California, and Baja California. May grow erect to 2 ft. tall and wide; or may sprawl and spread more widely by rooting at the nodes. Pink or purplish pink, 2-in. flowers in early spring. Attracts butterflies. Moderate water.Sidalcea neomexicana
Native from eastern Oregon to Wyoming, and south to Mexico. Grows to 3 ft. tall and 1–1 1/2 ft. wide; branched or unbranched spikes of white or pinkish, 3/4-in., summer flowers.
From China. Loose, spikelike clusters of 1 1/2–2-in. white flowers open from a profusion of buds...
Onion relative from the Mediterranean region and western Asia that creates an attractive silhouette. S...
Native from British Columbia to Mexico. This species is among the largest native Western ferns, toppin...