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Sphaerelcea ambigua

Desert Globe Mallow/Desert Hollyhock

Family: Malvaceae

Type: Small to Medium plant 2.5'h x 2'w

Flowers: March to July

Flower Color: Red/Orange


Perennial.  Can be summer decidious.  Very interesting plant with long flowering period. Very adaptable and grows over a wide range of elevations, soil types and habitats.  Can grow into a small shrub depending on conditions.


Easy to grow.  Drought tolerant.


Can take some summer irrigation after established but limited only.


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