Sphaeralcea ambigua
Plants of the Southwest

Sphaeralcea ambigua

Desert-Mallow

The most drought tolerant of the Sphaeralceas and one of the largest flowered, Desert-Mallow is apricot in color with mauve variations. The stems become woody and very numerous - a hundred from a single root! 3,500 ft. elevation and lower, this perennial can bloom almost all year. Soak seed in water 6-8 hours and sow in spring. Zones 5-8.

    Zones, Sun & Water Needs: 5678


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