Sidalcea Malviflora Seeds - Prairie Mallow Flower Seed

Sidalcea Malviflora Seeds

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Flower Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 5 - 9

Height: 36 inches

Bloom Season: Mid summer

Bloom Color: Rose and red

Environment: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Type: Well drained soils, pH 5.8 - 6.8

Planting Directions

Temperature: Lower temperatures of less than 41F are very effective

Average Germ Time: 28 - 56 days

Light Required: No

Depth: Cover seed lightly 1/16 - 1/8 inch deep

Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 30 inches

Care & Maintenance: Sidalcea

Sidalcea Malviflora

False Mallow (Sidalcea Malviflora Hem's Hybrids) - Sidalcea Malviflora seeds produce lovely flowers that are native to North America. Common names for this plant include False Mallow, Prairie Mallow, Checker Mallow, and Checkerbloom. Prairie Mallow Sidalcea is a beautiful spring blooming perennial found in moist meadows along the coast and inland from Southern Oregon to the Mexican border. Sidalcea False Mallow is reliable and easy to grow, and it is an excellent addition to grasslands or meadow plantings. Grow Prairie Mallow plants in full sun to partial shade where it thrives with moisture and tolerates moderate water once established. The Checker Mallow flower is excellent for cutting, and makes a great addition to the cottage garden or cutting garden.

Sow Sidalcea Malviflora seeds directly outdoors once soil temperatures are warm and danger of frost has passed. Prepare a seedbed by weeding and loosening the top several inches of soil. Sow 2 - 3 Checker Mallow seeds spacing them about 30 inches apart. Cover the flower seeds lightly with soil. Keep the False Mallow seeds moist until germination occurs. Thin to the strongest seedling. False Mallow care includes deadheading the spent blooms to promote continued blooming. Plants may need to be staked in windy areas. To have the most blooms, water regularly.