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 ‘Rose Queen’ bears spires of large and vibrant rose-pink 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 ‘Rose Queen’ 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.
How to grow Sidalcea 'Rose Queen'
South facing, west facing
Position in border
- Sun exposure: Full sun
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy
Sidalcea 'Rose Queen' and wildlife
Sidalcea 'Rose Queen' is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.
Attractive to Bees
Does not attract Beneficial insects
Does not attract Birds
Does not attract Butterflies/Moths
Does not attract Other pollinators
Is Sidalcea 'Rose Queen' poisonous?
Sidalcea 'Rose Queen' has no toxic effects reported.
No reported toxicity to Birds
No reported toxicity to Cats
No reported toxicity to Dogs
No reported toxicity to Horses
No reported toxicity to Livestock
No reported toxicity to People