One report says that the plant is sometimes used as food
, but gives no more information. It is most likely that the leaves are used, though the flowers, mature and immature seeds should also be edible[K].
A fibre is obtained from the stem
One report says that the plant has medicinal uses
, but gives no details[K].
Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. When the seedlings are large enough to handle, prick them out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.
Division in the spring.
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We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain. However, judging by its native range, it is possibly hardy outdoors at least in the milder areas of the country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.
Prefers a deep fertile well-drained but moisture-retentive soil in full sun or with some shade at the hottest part of the day
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Associations & Interactions
There are no interactions listed for Sidalcea acuta. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.
Polycultures & Guilds
There are no polycultures listed which include Sidalcea acuta.
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? 1.01.1 Kunkel. G. Plants for Human Consumption. Koeltz Scientific Books ISBN 3874292169 (1984-00-00)
? 2.02.12.22.32.4 Gupta. B. L. Forest Flora of Chakrata, Dehra Dun and Saharanpur. Forest Research Institute Press (1945-00-00)
? Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)