Sphaeralcea ambigua, desert globemallow
Desert Globemallow or Apricot Mallow
A fast growing California Native perennial is easy to grow and can grow up to five feet high and four feet wide. It has bowl shaped apricot flowers that bloom in the spring with fuzzy leaves. Prune back after blooms to prevent woody look. Mallows spread by underground runners and form colonies.
- Plant in full sun
- Best in alkaline, sandy, or clay soil
- Attracts butterflies, birds, bees, and hummingbirds
- Hardy to 15 degrees
-Native to California