Sidalcea Malviflora-Hybr Rosanna description:
Rich pink flowers resembling small hollyhock flowers through the summer.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
A bat friendly plant.
Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the middle of a border, the back of a plant bed or in a Cottage garden and is easy if two criteria are met: a well drained soil and trim hard after flowering, otherwise it will be short lived.
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Common names: Rosanna Prairie Mallow or Rosanna Miniature Hollyhock.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a groundcover plant?
Yes, but doesn’t get too big.
What type of soil:
Free draining soil, also tolerates acidic soil.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Hardy. If not trimmed hard after flowering it will be fairly short lived.
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Trim hard after flowering.
Size of plant:
Height 80 cm.
Spread 40 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 5 plants per square metre.
Inexpensive perennial plants, and alpines, herbs and wildflowers.