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Sphaeralcea grossularifolia

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Sphaeralcea grossularifolia

Gooseberry-leaf Globemallow

Community: Desert

Brief Description

Long-blooming orange flowers star in low-water landscapes.

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  • Abundant Orange Flowers
  • Finely-Divided Leaves
  • Drought Hardy
  • Blooms First Year

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Plant Description and Details

Gooseberry-leaf Globemallow outdoes itself with a long-lasting exhibition of papery orange blooms, from spring well into the heat of summer. Adaptable to various soil textures, it prefers dry conditions, and doesn't thrive on consistently wet ground.Muted silvery-green, hairy leaves have a lacy texture, and the bottommost stem cluster keeps its leaves year-round. Try this cheerful, tough survivor in your driest, sunniest spot and watch it do its thing.

Common Names Gooseberry-leaf Globemallow
Community Desert
Annual Water Needs 10-15 inches
Drought Tolerant Yes
Native Range Valleys, open foothills, west of the Rockies.
Native States CA, ID, NV, OR, UT, WA
Hardiness Down to Zone 4
Exposure Sun
Soil Preference Well Drained
Placement Rock gardens, naturalized desertscape, sunny borders, banks.
Mature Height 2 - 4 ft.
Mature Width 24 in.
Group Spacing 1-3 ft.
Blossom Color Orange
Blooms Summer
Establishment Tips Water at planting and 2-3 times deeply the first summer.
Maintenance Tips Trim to 12" tall in late winter to promote denser growth habit.
Wildlife Notes Desert browse for deer.
Plants Symbol SPGR2
Family Name Malvaceae
Lewis & Clark No

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