Meadow Checkerbloom (Sidalcea campestris) - 80 seeds SA
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Only found in the Willamette Valley, this plant is becoming increasingly rare, found mostly along roadsides. Very tall! Its white-light pink blooms can look you in the eye. Flowers are a high-quality nectar source for the endangered Fender’s blue butterfly and a host plant for many native butterflies, such as the painted lady.
- Height- 48”-60”
- Width- 24”-36”
- Water: Dry to Moist
- Sun: Full sun to part shade
- Bloom time: May-June
- Direct sowing: fall sowing is recommended as this species usually has a fair amount of seed dormancy. Seeds usually need 45-90 days of cold moist chilling before seeds will germinate in spring.
- Growing transplants: Sow seeds in containers and place outside or in a cold frame. Seeds may germinate over a long period of time.
Portland Plant List (Backyard Habitat Certification): Yes
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