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Desert Globemallow

(Sphaeralcea ambigua)

Desert Globemallow is a shrubby perennial native to cold deserts of the Southwest. It grows to a height of 46 to 91 cm (18 to 36 in.). Its stems and leaves are covered with gray hairs. The leaves resemble maple leaves with three rounded lobes and scalloped edges. The flowers resemble miniature orange hollyhocks, 1.3 to 3.8 cm (½ to 1½ in.) in diameter. The bloom period is April to June. This Globemallow can endure extreme temperatures ranging from freezing to high desert heat. It prefers full sun and well-drained sandy soils. Broadcast seed 0.6 cm (¼ in.() deep and cover. The best planting time is fall, to take advantage of winter moisture.

 

SEEDING RATES:

0.3 kg PLS /hectare
0.25 lbs. PLS/acre

 

NUMBER OF SEEDS:

500,000 per lb. (0.46 kg)
 

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