False Mallow Seeds
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
Deer Resistant: Yes
House Plant: No
Latin Name: Sidalcea Malviflora
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
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.
Excellent for cutting
The Checker Mallow flower is excellent for cutting, and makes a great addition to the cottage garden or cutting garden.
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How to grow
How To Grow False Mallow From Seed: Grow Prairie Mallow plants in full sun to partial shade where it thrives with moisture and tolerates moderate water once established. 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.
- Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant
- Average Germ Time: 28 - 56 days
- Keep moist until germination
- Attracts butterflies
- Depth: Cover seed lightly 1/16 - 1/8 inch deep
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.
- Height: 36 inches
- USDA Zones: 5 - 9
- Season: Perennial
- Deer Resistant: Yes