Sphaeralcea ambigua (Globe Mallow)


Native to the Southwest and Mexico at elevations below 3500 feet, this perennial has a relaxed, sprawling form. The small, gray-green, three lobed leaves are covered with tiny irritating hairs. Flower colors vary greatly in the wild, with the most common color a light orange. Other colors include white, lavender, pink, and red. Cut plants back hard after the spring flower display to maintain a denser form. Plant in full sun, reflected heat, and provide good drainage.

At a Glance Summary

Type: Perennial
Size (H x W): 3ft x 4ft
Flower Color: Orange
Hardiness: Zone 6: -10˚F

  Download our .pdf guide