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Hollinshead Water-wise Garden Plants

Photo:
Kathy Ketchum

Taxon ID#

87

Excellent native perennial with rose colored flowers

Scientific  Name:

Sidalcea oregana

Common Name 1

› Oregon Checker Mallow

Family:

Malvaceae

Origins:

Native to western North America from British Columbia to CA/UT

Plant Type:

Herbaceous Plant, Perennial
Common Name 2

› Oregon Checkerbloom

Common Name 3

Oregon native:

yes

Western state native:

yes

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Landscape Application Information

Seasonal Care

Resource Links

MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Level:

Low

Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:

4

Sun Preference:

Partial Sun

Water Preference:

M

Soil Preference:

Prefers sandy or loamy soils. Does not grow well in clay soils.

Fertilizer Needs:

Recommended Mulch:

PLANT DESCRIPTION

Foliage Color:

Green

Foliage Description:

Branches leafy with green deeply lobed sharply toothed leaves

Fragrant:

no

Predominant flower color:

Pink

Flower Description:

Bowl shaped flowers with 5 pink petals, with white stamens surrounding a reddish stalk

Fall color:

no

Fall Color Description:

Winter Foliage:

Deciduous

Winter Interest:

no

Winter Interest Description:

Mature height:

0.5-5'

Mature spread:

6"

Growth rate:

Medium

LANDSCAPE APPLICATION

Deer Resistant:

yes

Fire Resistant:

no

Attracts Pollinators:

yes

Attracts Butterflies:

yes

Native Habitat:

Wet meadows and marshes, shrub steppe

Attracts Birds:

yes

Cut/Dried Flowers:

no

Used by Wildlife:

yes

Swales:

yes

Wildlife Use:

Nectar source

Photo:

Hedge/Screen:

no

Border:

no

Erosion Control:

no

Windbreak:

no

Ground Cover:

no

Provides Shade:

no

Rock Garden:

no

Cover Structures:

no

First Bloom:

May

Last Bloom:

Adds Texture/Movement:

Jul

Ornamental Accent:

no

no

Garden Observations:

Crowded by Aster-consider moving forward or to another location

Seasonal Care
Maintenance

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OSU Landscape Profile:

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Monrovia Profile:

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Landscape Application
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Plant Maintenance Information

Image by Mikaela Wiedenhoff

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