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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 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 hybrids

Most gardensidalceas are hybrids betweenS. candida and S. malviflora.They form clumps to about 2 ft.wide and bear 1 1/2–2-in. flowers;bloom all summer if deadheaded.Choices include 2–3-ft.‘Brilliant’, with carmine-red flowers;3-ft. ‘Elsie Heugh’, withfringed pale pink flowers; 2–3-ft.‘Party Girl’ (deep pink); and2–3-ft. ‘Rosanna’, with rose-coloredflowers.

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