Sidalcea neomexicana

New Mexico Checker Mallow

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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.

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Zones 4 - 8
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Shipping Shipping begins in Mid May based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. More shipping info Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot


36" 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
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 36" tall
Mature Spread 15-18" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture Moist/Wet
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Advantages Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Native
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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from Fort Washington, MD

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  • Attractive
  • Hardy


  • Small In Size

Best Uses

  • Garden
  • Outdoors

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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