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.Sidalcea malviflora
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.
Ruffled flowers are lavender pink with reddish purple eye. Long-blooming, produces little or no seed.
Flowers are velvety, dark violet.
Native to southern Europe, this herb grows 2 to 3 ft. high and wide, with aromatic, ferny-looking blue...