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Meadow Checkermallow

Meadow Checkermallow

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Sidalcea campestrisMeadow Checkermallow (Checkerbloom) - Perennial wildflower

Only found in the Willamette Valley, this plant is becoming increasingly rare, found mostly along roadsides. Very tall! Its white-light pink blooms can look you in the eye. Flowers are a high-quality nectar source for the endangered Fender’s blue butterfly and a host plant for many native butterflies, such as the painted lady.

  • Height: 48"-60" !!
  • Width: 24"-36"
  • Canopy layer: groundcover
  • Light requirements: full sun to part shade
  • Moisture requirements: dry to moist soil
  • Bloom Time: May to June

    Seed Packet Contains: approximately 80 seeds

    Sowing instructions: Direct sowing: fall sowing is recommended as this species usually has a fair amount of seed dormancy. Seeds usually need 45-90 days of cold moist chilling before seeds will germinate in spring.

    Growing transplants: Sow seeds in containers and place outside or in a cold frame. Seeds may germinate over a long period of time.

    Source: Steele Acres Native Willamette Valley Seed


    Photo credit: Steele Acres Native Willamette Valley Seed