Globe Mallow


Sphaeralcea ambigua





Form: Flower
Seasonality: Perennial
Size: 3ft tall by 3 ft wide
Leaves: Gray-green, pubescent, deeply lobed; number of lobes varies (usually 3-5)
Flowers: Small cup-shaped flower along upright stems; orange, red, purple or white
Fruit: Brown capsule containing numerous dark seeds
Stems/Trunks: Stems originate from center point of plant, loosely formed vase shape
Range/Origin: Southwest US
Hardiness: Sunset Zones; 3, 7-24

Comments: Low litter, no thorns, skin and eye irritant 


  • Exposure: Full sun
  • Water: Low to regular
  • Soil: Tolerant, well drained
  • Propagation: Seed; cuttings,
  • Maintenance: Low, periodically cut back to keep shape

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