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Stark's Hybrids Prairie Mallow*

Sidalcea 'Stark's Hybrids'

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Stark's Hybrids Prairie Mallow (Sidalcea 'Stark's Hybrids') at Squak Mountain Nursery

Stark's Hybrids Prairie Mallow flowers

Stark's Hybrids Prairie Mallow flowers

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Plant Height:  18 inches

Flower Height:  30 inches

Spacing:  14 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Checker Mallow

Ornamental Features

Stark's Hybrids Prairie Mallow has masses of beautiful spikes of pink round flowers rising above the foliage from early to mid summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its round leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Stark's Hybrids Prairie Mallow is an herbaceous perennial with a rigidly upright and towering form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Stark's Hybrids Prairie Mallow is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Stark's Hybrids Prairie Mallow will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 30 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 14 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Massing  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer - This Plant Finder tool is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.