February 8, 2023
Sidalcea malviflora 'Rose Queen' © onlineflowergarden.com

Sidalcea malviflora 'Rose Queen'

Sidalcea malviflora ‘Rose Queen’ is also commonly known as Prairie Mallow, Greek Mallow, Dwarf Checkermallow, Dwarf Checkerbloom. It is native to North America, the west coast of the United States as well as Baja California. Sidalcea malviflora ‘Rose Queen’ is a perennial plant that grows from a woody rhizome. It is part of the Malvaceae family of plants.

Sidalcea malviflora 'Rose Queen'
Sidalcea malviflora ‘Rose Queen’

Sidalcea malviflora ‘Rose Queen’ can grow to 60cm or 2ft and usually does not require support. The leaf blades are variable in shape. The pink flowers of Sidalcea malviflora ‘Rose Queen’ appear in late summer on densely-packed tall stems. Each individual flower has 5 petals. Deadhead flowers for longer flowering season. The flowers open in the morning and close at night.

Sidalcea malviflora 'Rose Queen'
Sidalcea malviflora ‘Rose Queen’

Grow Sidalcea malviflora ‘Rose Queen’ in the sun or partial shade. Plant it in most types of soil, moist but well-drained. Cut back hard after flowering is over. Use mulch in winter as Sidalcea malviflora ‘Rose Queen’ dislikes the wet of the winter. Sidalcea malviflora ‘Rose Queen’ attracts bees, birds, and butterflies, it also tolerates deer.

Propagate from seed soak for several hours in the water, preferably warm water, and then sow. Sidalcea malviflora ‘Rose Queen’ is generally disease-free, but watch out for Japanese beetle. This plant is very similar to hollyhocks but it is more trouble-free, they are not as tall and do not self-seed.

Sidalcea malviflora 'Rose Queen'
Sidalcea malviflora ‘Rose Queen’
Sidalcea malviflora 'Rose Queen'
Sidalcea malviflora ‘Rose Queen’

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