Scientific Name: Sidalcea malviflora Form: Oval - vertical
Common Name:checkerbloom, prairie mallow Texture:Medium
Family Name:MalvaceaeHabit: Upright
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.7 - 1.3m x 0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: Garden origin Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Simple, Lobed, Alternate, Palmate venation, Glabrous, Lustrous, Reniform, Crenate, Incised
Flowers: Spike, (Floriferous), Pink, Jul- Aug- Sep
Fruit: Schizocarp, Brown, Oct- Sep
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained, Humus rich
Landscape Uses: Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Cut flower or foliage
Key ID Features:Flowers are bright pink, spikes; 2 kinds of leaf: basal leaf is cordate with a very irregular, lobed, or incised margin; floral stalk leaf is linear.