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.Sidalcea malviflora
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.
Native to the Eastern United States. Fast growth to 60–80 ft., eventually spreading to 40 ft. wi...
Velvety crimson flowers. Leathery leaves on 10-ft. stems make this suitable as a flowering groundcover...
Deciduous shrub from eastern Asia. Grows to 10–12 ft. tall and 6 ft. wide. Upright and compact w...