Sphaeralcea ambigua is an attractive upright small perennial with prolific orange blooms. It will reach up to about 3 feet tall by about 5 feet wide with a open mounded shape. Desert Mallow can be used for flower arrangement with it's bright orange flowers and unique fuzzy foliage. This little plant is very drought tolerant and will attract birds and butterflies to the garden. Sphaeralcea ambigua can also tolerate some clay soils. Desert Mallow is hardy to about 20 deg. F. USDA Zones 4-10. Native to California and Baja and other Southwestern states under 8,000 feet elevations.
Sun Exposure: Full Sun (6+ Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Water Needs: Low/moderate
Bloom Season: Winter/spring
Mature Height: 3-4'
Mature Width: 3-4'
Proper planting technique will help your plants thrive! Follow these simple steps to help your plants establish quickly, develop a strong root system, and live longer:
- Properly dig the hole
- Amend the soil to suit each particular plant
- Place the plant and backfill the soil
- Provide ample water for each particular plant
- Review our how to plant guide!
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