Acidic / Chalky / Alkaline / Clay / Heavy / Moist / Well Drained / Light / Sandy
Sidalcea resemble miniature hollyhocks, bearing clusters of upright stems of pink mallow-like flowers from early to late-summer. Unlike hollyhocks, Sidalcea foliage is not affected by rust fungus, nor do the plants freely self seed.
Sidalcea 'Croftway Red' bears spires of large, ruby-red flowers, contrasting with rounded, mid-green foliage. It's perfect for growing in a mixed herbaceous border and works well with cottage garden flowers such as daisies. The stems are strong and wiry, so don't need supporting.
Grow Sidalcea 'Croftway Red' in well-drained soil in full sun to dappled shade in moist, well-drained soil. Cut stems back hard after flowering to encourage further blooms. It dislikes winter wet, so mulch with bracken or straw when frost or snow is forecast.
Sidalcea ‘Croftway Red’ and wildlife
Sidalcea ‘Croftway Red’ is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.
Is Sidalcea ‘Croftway Red’ poisonous?
Sidalcea ‘Croftway Red’ has no toxic effects reported.