Sidalcea virgata

Herbaceous perennial with pink to magenta five-petaled flowers on tall open wands (late spring-mid-summer). Attracts butterflies. A primary nectar source for federally endangered Fender’s blue butterfly.

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Plant Details

Upland Prairie and Savanna
Wet Prairie
Prairie and meadow habitats
Mature Height:
8 - 40"
Shade Preference:
Full Sun,
Soil Tolerance:
Moderately wet to very dry and upland habitats; moist meadows, fields and lower mountains, roadsides.
Special Uses:
Attracts bees and butterflies.