Iliamna rivularis (Mountain hollyhock)
A lovely backdrop in a moister spot
This is a perennial that grows in moister areas in the foothills of the Blue Mountains. In the mallow family, it has tall spikes of light to dark pink blossoms and maple-shaped leaves that turn yellow in fall. Clip the seed heads after blooming to keep it from reseeding. It can be clipped back to the ground after a hard freeze and will regrow the next year. Given enough moisture it can be quite robust. Photo by Ben Legler
Light: Tolerates more sun in higher elevations, partial shade may be best here.
Water: moderate to high