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A picture of a Greek mallow

Greek mallow

Sidalcea spp.

Also known as

Prairie mallow, Checker mallow

Sidalcea malviflora ssp malviflora 3 by Stan Shebs (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size





  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Greek mallow

A close up of some pink Sidalcea flowers
A white flower on a Sidalcea plant
A photo of Greek mallow
A close up of some white Sidalcea flowers
A green Sidalcea plant

Greek mallow Overview

Sidalcea is a genus containing around 31 herbaceous species in the mallow family, Malvaceae. They originate from the Western and Central regions of North America. Cultivated for their mounds of deeply divided foliage and erect racemes of purple, pink or white mallow-like flowers that appear in the Summer. They prefer full sun and well-drained soils and can be short-lived of they are too wet during the winter or if grown in heavy soils.

Common problems with Greek mallow

How to propagate Greek mallow


You can propagate from seeds.



Other uses of Greek mallow

Grown for their hollyhock-like flowers.


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