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Seed Grown Sidalcea Malviflora

Sidalcea malviflora, checkerbloom

Sidalcea malviflora, checkerbloom

Our Sidalcea malviflora (checkerbloom), grown from seed, surprised us when the different plants put out different shades of flowers. They’re just about done blooming for the year. We don’t water them, so they’ll go dormant and disappear at some point and then come back with the rains.


4 Responses to “Seed Grown Sidalcea Malviflora”

  1. May 12th, 2009 at 5:23 am

    keewee says:

    Here is a new flower to me, I wonder why they call it checkerbloom when the petals look as though they are veined.

  2. May 12th, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    ryan says:

    I’m not sure why they call them checkerblooms. Another name is prairie mallow, which makes a little more sense because they look like a little mallow flower and they often grow in grasslands.

  3. May 13th, 2009 at 11:00 am

    bradzio says:

    Great photo. Haven’t seen them looking so nice. Especially like the different shades.

  4. May 13th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    lostlandscape(James) says:

    The dark one is a great surprise. All of our local ones are the pale pink color–nice to see the variation in the species.

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