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Sphaeralcea ambigua

Globe Mallow
Scientific NameSphaeralcea ambigua
Common NameGlobe Mallow (aka Desert Mallow)
FamilyMalvaceae
HabitShrub
Growth FormInformal form. Erect branches with scalloped leaves resembling the Maple.
Mature SizeHeight: 30″ Width: 30″
FlowersOrange flowers summer to fall. Mallow-like with five petals. Brilliant floral displays in later winter and spring.
HardinessZone 8
Sun RequirementsFull Sun
Water RequirementsLittle to none to keep compact, responds to irrigation which encourages luxuriant vegetative growth.
Soil RequirementsTolerates alkaline soil, sand and clay.
Other InfoNative to Southwestern US. Attracts butterflies, honey bees and more importantly, native bees. Xeriscape perennial accent, dry borders, rock gardens, desert restoration. Cut flowers. Low maintenance. Prune once a year after blooming down to approximately 6″ to 1′.
Additional PhotosGlobe Mallow