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Sidalcea Genus

Greek mallow

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

Description

Sidalcea genus (Greek mallow). There are about 20 to 25 species of upright annuals or perennials with lobed, rounded leaves. The flowers are pink, purple or white and have a silky appearance. They are fully hardy and require sun with any well drained soil. You can propagate by division in the spring.

Characteristics

Annuals or Perennials, Herbaceous

Origin

W and N America

Interest and use

Grown for their hollyhock-like flowers.

Cultivation

They will prefer cool summers and mild winters, with a good deep, moisture-retentive soil. They will tolerate a little shade in hot climates.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds or by division.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to slugs and rust.

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