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.
These big-leafed woodland plants thrive in the rich organic soil under tall trees and shrubs. They gro...
Native to Europe. Coarse, rather weedy garden plant to 3 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide, with finely divided,...
Annuals. The Fantasy series produces compact plants to 1 ft. high and 6–8 in. wide, with very na...