Meadow Checkermallow (Sidalcea campestris) Seed Packet WW
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A robust, herbaceous wildflower with a larger size and stature than Sidalcea virgata. This is an easy-to-grow perennial that takes nicely to average garden conditions. White to soft-pink hollyhock-like blossoms occur on tall flowering spires. Mature plants form substantial crowns and have multiple spires that are stately and quite showy in appearance. Can be cut back after flowering to encourage more blooms. A great resource for native pollinators and a wonderful nectar source for butterflies, including Fenders Blue and Taylor's Checkerspot. Considered drought tolerant once established.
- Family: Malvaceae
- Per/Ann: Perennial
- Sun/Shade: Full sun
- Zones: 5 to 9
- Bloom time: mid-spring to early summer
- Height: to 4-5 ft.
- Habitat: Moist to dry prairies and meadows, open sites, roadsides
- Stratification: 4-12 weeks. Some germinate quickly, then germination is sporadic over a long period.
Portland Plant List (Backyard Habitat Certification): Yes
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