Sidalcea malviflora
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Sidalcea malviflora

western hemlock
prairie mallow

  family malvaceae 
  genus sidalcea 

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Genus  Sidalcea Species  malviflora Variety  Cultivar  Common names  checkerbloom   western hemlock   checker-mallow   prairie mallow Family  MALVACEAE Specimen number  S11563 Data source  CrscntBlm;BtrflyCa p77;HtZn p168;Xeri p286
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  2' 6" Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Moist Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 05a-10b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 08-02 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Mostly Natives Nursery Compost  no Size at acquisition  1 gallon Garden location  Redwood Garden notes  Sidalcea malviflora can survive cold winters where the average annual low is -20� Fahrenheit. Checker-mallow (also known as prairie mallow, western hemlock or checkerbloom) needs summer days with high heat. It likes moist soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Vanessa annabella (West Coast lady butterfly) Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Sidalcea malviflora is considered to have originated from Western United States.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Sidalcea malviflora is a perennial. Flowers: Checker-mallow (locally known in some parts as prairie mallow, western hemlock or checkerbloom) has 1" flat faced five petaled blossoms each with serrated edges. Typically the blossoms are either violet or pink.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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