Sphaeralcea - Globe Mallows

A genus of about 50 species from central and western USA, and some from South America. Plants are perennial herbs, sub-shrubs or small shrubs. Thick leaves, shallowly toothed, entire or palmately arranged. They bloom normally from June into late September and are found growing in full sun in dry soils that are well draining and gravelly.

They mix well with Opuntia, Salvia, Yucca, Zauschneria and Penstemon. A rock garden subject for drier regions. Attractive. Other species to grow include: S. angustifolia var. cuspidata and S. munroana.

Sphaeralcea ambigua
    Code: SPAM-A8
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    Apricot Mallow Malvaceae:

    This perennial shrub is a spring blooming shrub with apricot to orange flowers on tall narrow stems. Best in full sun in alkaline soils.

    Sphaeralcea ambigua is native to parts of California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona.

    300 seeds

    Sphaeralcea grossulariifolia
      Code: SPGR-A8
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      Gooseberry leaf Globemallow :

      This desert species has beautiful colorful reddish orange flowers. Plants have few to many hairy stems that emerge from a woody caudex and reach a height of 14 to 43 inches. Leaves are palmately 3- to 5-lobed. The flowers are produced individually along the stems or clustered in compound racemes. Plants have a deep, branched, woody taproot, and a re very drought tolerant. Short-lived perennials that live generally for 3 or so years, allow to self-sow. Plants bloom the second year and have a long flowering period from June through December. Plants in full sun, Sphaeralcea grossulariifolia grows in alkaline soils and tolerates moderate salinity.

      Sphaeralcea grossulariifolia is native from California to Utah and the drier parts of Washington.

      The seeds have a hard seed coat and seed germination is enhanced by chemical or mechanical scarification. Exposing sown seed to alternating temperatures of 59F (15C) and 72F (22C) for 12 hour periods increases germination.

      300 seeds

      Sphaeralcea munroana
        Code: SPMU-A9
        SKU: Lot A9 - 200 seeds
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        Munro Globemallow (sfeer-AL-see-uh: mun-roh-AH-nuh) Malvaceae:

        Spikes of bright orange flowers and grey foliage. Grows 3 to 4 feet tall and about 3 feet wide. A prolific bloomer for an area in full sun with dry soils.

        Zones 4-9

        200 seeds