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Sphaeralcea ambigua Louis Hamilton™

Sphaeralcea ambigua Louis Hamilton™
Louis Hamilton™ Globe Mallow

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.

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

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