How to make your garden bloom

The West's best flowers for borders, beds, bouquets, and containers

23 knock-out native plants

Incorporating plants native to your climate means less water, less maintenance, and more wildlife. Here are our top picks around the West

Pink checkerbloom
Marion Brenner

Pink checkerbloom

(Sidalcea malviflora

Native to: Oregon, California, and Baja California

Grown for clusters of five-petaled flowers like little hollyhocks May grow erect to 2 ft. high and wide; or may sprawl and spread more widely by rooting at the nodes. Pink or purplish pink, 2-in. flowers in early spring.

More: All about pink checkerbloom

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