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Sphaeralcea ambigua (Globe Mallow)

Sphaeralcea ambigua
Globe Mallow

Native to the Southwest and Mexico at elevations below 3500 feet, this perennial has a relaxed, sprawling form. The small, gray-green, three lobed leaves are covered with tiny irritating hairs. Flower colors vary greatly in the wild, with the most common color a light orange. Other colors include white, lavender, pink, and red. Cut plants back hard after the spring flower display to maintain a denser form. Plant in full sun, reflected heat, and provide good drainage.

Plant Type Native, Perennial
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 6 (-10° F)
Flower Color Orange
Flower Season Spring, Summer
Growth Rate Fast
Height 3 (ft)
Spread 4 (ft)
Spacing 3' - 5' (ft)
Characteristics Fragrant
Attracts Pollinators
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Small Gardens
Tolerance Dry Soil
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
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