Sidalcea ‘Wine Red’
Silky, wine red cups, stacked up spires to 75cm. If you love traditional Hollyhocks, but are disheartened by attacks of rust disease and untidy heaps of foliage – then grow this instead. Sidalcea ‘Wine Red’ look like miniature Hollyhocks, but are not and avoid all those problems. Much healthier, hardier and heartwarming. More dainty than real Hollyhocks and definitely friendlier to a small garden. Sidalcea ‘Wine Red’ enjoys a spot in Full Sun as well as Partial Shade and is frost hardy.
The name comes from the two related genera, Sida and Alcea. The former comes from an ancient Greek name used by Theophrastus for the water-lily, the latter from Althaea, the generic name for Hollyhock. These hardy herbaceous perennials belong to the same family as the Hollyhock and the Mallow.
Growing: Sidalcea ‘Wine Red’
– Height with flowers: 75cm approx.
– Width: 30cm approx.
– Position: Full Sun to Partial Shade
– Soil: Well drained
– Fragrance: –
– Frost: Hardy
– Growth: Perennial
– Attracts: Bees, Butterflies as well as other beneficial pollinators.
– Care: Easy care and low maintenance.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Not first choice for these pests.
– Origin: Native of North America.