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Sidalcea acuta is a Perennial
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and source of materials.
E. Asia - Himalayas.
Waste ground and scrub forest in Uttar Pradesh[
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[
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[
One report says that the plant has medicinal uses[
], but gives no details[
A fibre is obtained from the stem[
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.