Prairie mallow

Sidalcea 'Elsie Heugh'

Prairie mallow - Sidalcea  'Elsie Heugh'

Common Name: Prairie mallow
Genus: Sidalcea
Cultivar: 'Elsie Heugh'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.90 m (90 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple, Pink
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June & July

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Acidic
Ericaceous: Requires a neutral or acid soil (or ericaceous compost), with a pH of 7 or below
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

An open upright perennial which produces spires of large satin-like purple-pink flowers that have fringed petals. These rise above the rounded mid green foliage in early to mid summer and look great when planted with soft blues and purples in a mixed or herbaceous bed.

  • Garden care: Cut the stems back hard to ground level after flowering to encourage a second flush. Apply a deep dry mulch of straw or bracken around the crown of the plant in autumn. Lift and divide congested colonies in spring