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Sidalcea ‘Elsie Heugh’ (photo courtesy of Andrea Jones/Garden Exposures Photo Library)
Sidalcea ‘Elsie Heugh’ (photo courtesy of Andrea Jones/Garden Exposures Photo Library)

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Zones 2-10, 14-24
Full Sun
Full
Regular Water
Moderate

Sidalcea hybrids

Checkerbloom
Malvaceae
Perennials, Flowers

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 hybrids

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.

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