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Sidalcea malviflora
Sidalcea malviflora

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Zones 2-9, 14-24, 29-41
Full Sun
Full
Regular Water
Moderate

Sidalcea malviflora

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Malvaceae
Perennials

SIDALCEA

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.

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