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Kankakee Mallow Seeds

SKU: AM012956
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Kankakee Mallow is a rare and native wildflower, found only along the Kankakee River in Illinois. Despite its rarity, this wildflower will grow almost anywhere if planted in well-draining soil with full to partial shade. The 5’ plants offer up elegant pink flowers are similar to those of a Hollyhock and bloom for a whopping two months in the summer. (Perennial)
key features
Botanical Name
Iliamna remota
Seed Life Cycle
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Seed Coverage
covers 20-30 square feet
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Low Maintenance, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers, Mass Plantings


Kankakee Mallow, or Iliamna remota, is part of the mallow family and has a truly rich history. Found only on the banks of the Kankakee River in Illinois, it thrives in abandoned fields, riverbanks, woodland edges and more. A truly versatile wildflower, Kankakee Mallow thrives in full or partial sun, well-draining soil that can be moist to somewhat dry and contain some rocky material.

Kankakee Mallow will thrive in a backyard garden and boasts attractive foliage and flowers. The elegant, white/pink blooms last up to two months in the summer and are slightly fragrant. This is a must-have for the native wildflower gardener!