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.
Annuals or Perennials, Herbaceous
W and N America
Grown for their hollyhock-like flowers.
They will prefer cool summers and mild winters, with a good deep, moisture-retentive soil. They will tolerate a little shade in hot climates.
You can propagate from seeds or by division.
Prone to slugs and rust.
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