Monday, 21 July 2014

Sidalcea malviflora

Sidalcea malviflora
Keen followers will know how much I prefer wild-looking plants to the highly bred types and, talking to customers, I am overjoyed to find I am not alone in this. This is another of Dennis Carvalho's presents from California - a superb small low growing species producing exquisite bowl shaped crystalline pink mallow flowers on spreading stems over a long period in summer.
Sidalcea malviflora
Best probably in a gravel garden or trailing over rocks or the edge of a raised bed. In the wild it trails about among grasses in dry grassland areas. Hardy and easy.
1Lpots ~ £5



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