Sphaeralcea ambigua

Desert Mallow

Plant family: Malvaceae - Mallow

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Plant type: Shrub

Plant origin: N/A, California

 
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Flower Color Apricot, Orange
Blooming Season Fall, Spring, Summer
Height 2-3 feet
Spread 1-5 feet
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Desert, Inland Sage Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland

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Clay, Sand, Adaptable, Alkaline

Special Characteristic

Tolerant of Clay Soil, Tolerates Hard Frost

Plant Highlights

There is nothing ambiguous about the color this sun-loving, low-water plant will bring to your garden. Desert Mallow produces spectacular orange to orange-red blooms on 1'-4' stems rising above fuzzy gray-green foliage. Use this plant to add color to a succulent garden or in a desert border where it contrasts nicely with Apache Plume and beargrass. With a little additional water in summer Desert Mallow will bloom almost year round. Expect height of about 3' with 2-3' spread. Cut back hard after flowering to encourage fresh growth and a fuller appearance.

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Can you tell me if this is the Luis Hamilton variant, from the color of the photos it would seem to be. Thanks

Posed by: David Peel, on Feb 22 2014 7:53AM

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