Sphaeralcea parvifolia

Sphaeralcea parvifolia

Nelson globemallow

Drought tolerant perennial; full sun. Red-orange blossoms are found May to June along roadsides or in open rangelands with sandy or gravelly soils. Excellent colonizer of disturbed sites; useful for erosion control. Palatable to livestock and wildlife.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
18 
- 40 
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: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

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