Sphaeralcea coccinea

Sphaeralcea coccinea

Scarlet globemallow

Drought tolerant perennial; full sunlight. Reddish-orange flowers bloom April to August from valleys to foothills in dry open prairie grasslands. Often found among pinyon and juniper, a palatable species relished by antelope, deer and livestock. Occurs widely on sandy or fine-textured soils.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 12 
in.
Life Form: 
Perennial
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
Low
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Average
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Marginal

Soil pH

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