How to plant Sidalcea

Sidalcea are fully hardy and can be planted directly outside in spring.

— Soak the roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

— Plant your bare roots directly into a clear space in borders or into temporary pots in spring to grow-on outdoors for transplanting later in the season. Potting them up first is recommend as it gives them a chance to establish with minimal disturbance or competition.

— Plant the roots so that they are fully submerged with the crown or buds just below the surface. Any emerging leaves or top growth should be left exposed.

— Choose a position in borders or containers in full sun or partial shade.

— Space the plants 15-20cm apart

— Water-in after planting and keep hydrated when in growth in the first year.

— Cut stems down to 3cm above soil level in autumn.

Read further general instructions about planting bare-root perennials

Planting instructions