Scientific Name: Sidalcea malviflora
Common Name: checkerbloom, prairie mallow
Family Name: Malvaceae
Origin: Garden origin
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.7 - 1.3m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Cut flower or foliage, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Lobed, Alternate, Palmate venation, Glabrous, Lustrous, Reniform, Crenate, Incised
Flowers: Spike, Pink, Jul-Aug-Sep
Fruit: Schizocarp, Brown, Sep-Oct
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.