SIDALCEA 'Elsie Heugh'

Large
Sun
Pink
Fertile soil
Summer
RHS Award of Garden Merit
Bee friendly
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Description

Height x Spread: 100cm x 60cm

Very pretty flower spikes, of delicate shell-pink open flowers with frilly petals, are held high on sturdy, branching stems above mid green, scalloped basal foliage. This classic cottage garden plant is a great all round performer and very easy to grow. It flowers profusely during summer, but if the faded flowerstems are cut right down to the ground, will produce a second flush.

It provides valuable vertical structure to the middle of a herbaceous border, without overpowering its neighbours. Very attractive to wildlife, we recommend combining it with dusky purples, soft blues and deeper pinks to highlight its delicacy. It thrives in a light, fairly fertile, free draining soil with some moisture retention, preferably in full sun, but can cope with partial shade.