Sidalcea 'Rosaly' is simply beautiful. The soft pink flowers bloom on and on from summer to autumn, offering all the fun of Hollyhocks without the rust!
Sidalcea 'Rosaly' is similar to Hollyhocks, though a little more compact and with a longer bloom period. The stems are lovely and strong, and if planted in a relatively protected spot won’t need to be staked.
Sidalcea ‘Rosaly’ will set seed in ideal conditions but is far from invasive. Each bloom grows to 5cm across, and the stems are good for cutting.
The foliage of Sidalcea 'Rosaly' is mid to dark green. The lower foliage is rounded with shallow lobes and as it progresses up the stem it becomes deeply lobed or divided.
Plant Sidalcea 'Rosaly' into a humus rich, moist, well drained soil. Ensure you keep the soil moist through the bloom season, especially over the dry summer, if they dry out it may trigger dormancy, don't despair, cut the stems right back, add water and fertiliser and Sidalcea 'Rosaly' will be back for a second flush in autumn. If kept moist, Sidalcea 'Rosaly' will bloom from spring to autumn. Dead head regularly for more flowers, the blooms last well in a vase.
summer to Autumn
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade