New Mexico Checker Mallow
Details36" tall x 15-18" wide. Like a miniature hollyhock, Sidalcea neomexicana (New Mexico Checker Mallow) is an attractive native wildflower that colors the garden in mid-summer with hundreds of large, rose-pink flowers. Found in the wild along the sides of streams and in moist, higher elevation meadows, it does just fine in average garden conditions with irrigation a couple of times a week. Beneficial to native bees.
|Common Name||New Mexico Checker Mallow|
|Botanical Name||Sidalcea neomexicana|
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade|
|Mature Height||36" tall|
|Mature Spread||15-18" wide|
|Bloom Time||Mid to late summer|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer|
|Soil Type||Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30"|
|Advantages||Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Native|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
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Comments about High Country Gardens Sidalcea neomexicana:
In its first year, my sidalcea neomexicana bloomed with single stems. Pretty, but with its small flowers, and delicate appearance it got a bit lost. This year they are producing multiple stems and several offspring. I am expecting a greater show as their size increases. A lovely and graceful addition to a mixed planting.
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