This native perennial has a relaxed, sprawling form that mixes well with other desert plants. The Louis Hamilton™ clone blooms profusely in the spring with large watermelon-red blossoms, and also intermittently through the summer and fall. Globe mallow can start to look rangy after flowering, and should be cut back to about six inches tall in the early fall. Soon after, it will generate many fresh stems from the woody base, quickly reaching a height and width of three feet in one growing season. The small, grayish-green leaves are covered with tiny hairs that can be quite irritating. Be sure to wear gloves and long sleeves when pruning this plant! Globe mallow is hardy to -10º F, and is extremely drought tolerant. It performs best in full sun.