Please note that Wild Hollyhock is not available for pre-order. Flowers will be available for purchase while supplies last at the Palouse Conservation District office on the day of the sale (Saturday, March 23, 2024 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.).
Wild Hollyhock is a tall perennial, also known as Oregon Checkermallow, with 1 inch purple to pink blossoms on a spike. Has a long bloom period when moisture is available. Prefers a well-drained site but will tolerate moist sites better than most prairie species. Sow seed in early spring to late fall in full sun to partial shade. This plant is an important pollen and nectar source for pollinators. It prefers dry, open places, from valleys and plains to fairly high elevations in the mountains. It can be found in upland prairies, plains, meadows, deciduous and evergreen forests, deserts, and along roadsides, railroads, ditches, and fences.
View the Plants of the Wild Plant Guide here.
Cover photo: Credit USFWS - Pacific Region on Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0 DEED)
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