Kankakee Mallow Seeds

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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)
Zones 5 - 6
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Low Maintenance
Good For Cut Flowers
Great For Mass Plantings
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height 60" tall
Bloom TimeMid to late summer
Item Package SizePacket

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information

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!

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Common Name
Kankakee Mallow
Botanical Name
Iliamna remota
Item Package Size
Seed Life Cycle
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer
Mature Height
60" tall
Wildflower Mix or Specie
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Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest
5, 6
Neonicotinoid Free
Native To
Kankakee County, Illinois
Seeds Per Pound
Seeds Per Packet
approx. 200 seeds per packet
covers 20-30 square feet
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Native, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Great For Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes
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