Hardy perennials with saucer-shapedin elongated spikes.
Fine border plants; as a result of crossing, a number of valuable colour shades have been achieved.
They tolerate partial shade.
Not very critical; the soil should preferably be sandy, but not too dry.
Garden forms can only be increased by division.will produce new varieties.
hybrids: Height 60-80 cm; flowering through summer months, leafy bearing flowers at the tip. The following are fine strains: ‘Brilliant’, bright red; ‘Elsie Heugh’, satiny pink; ‘Mr Lindberg’, dark carmine-pink; ‘Mrs. T Anderson’, deep pink; ‘Scarlet beauty’, carmine red; and ‘Sussex Beauty’, bright pink. White flowers only occur in the species Sidalcea Candida; they are fairly small.