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Sphaeralcea munroana

Munro's Globemallow

Community: Desert

Brief Description

Delicate orange flowers highlight sprawling hardy desert perennial.

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  • Glowing Orange Flowers
  • Extended Bloom Time
  • Dry Area Native
  • Muted "Geranium" Leaves

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Not Available in 2010

Availability: Temporarily sold out. New inventory is made available in the spring and fall of each year.

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Plant Description and Details

Munro's Globemallow should have a starring role in any low-water landscape. Wavy-margined, "Geranium"-like leaves and thin-petalled orange flowers line the length of the multiple stems. Hardy for dry, well-drainedspots, it sends a taproot down to get moisture. Blooms its first year, all summer long. The bright, cheery flowers glow brightly against its native ground - harsh, rocky, dry sites.

Common Names Munro's Globemallow
Community Desert
Annual Water Needs 10-15 inches
Drought Tolerant Yes
Native Range Dry, open areas, E. WA and OR, west to MT, south to CA, NV and CO.
Native States CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY
Hardiness Down to Zone 4
Exposure Sun
Soil Preference Well Drained
Placement Rock gardens, banks, desert shrub areas, along driveways or walkways.
Mature Height 2 - 4 ft.
Mature Width 30 in.
Group Spacing 10 - 30 in.
Blossom Color Orange
Blooms Summer
Establishment Tips Water at planting and 2-3 times deeply the first summer.
Maintenance Tips Don't overwater. If desired, trim off old stalks to encourage extended blooming.
Wildlife Notes Forage for deer.
Plants Symbol SPMU2
Family Name Malvaceae
Lewis & Clark No
 

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