Sphaeralcea ambigua

Sphaeralcea ambigua

Desert globemallow

Previous scientific name(s): Sphaeralcea ambigua var. ambigua

Drought tolerant perennial; full sunlight. Bright orange-red flowers bloom March to June along desert slopes and flats. One of the largest flowered and most drought tolerant globemallows. Commonly found in large patches along roads or in abandoned fields.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
20 
- 38 
in.
Life Form: 
Perennial
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
Low
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Best
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Average
Moderately Fine: 
Not Adapted
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
- 4 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
49.60 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
500,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Orange - Red
Blooming Season: 
Spring