It's a perennial shrub found in California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona in the United States, as well as Sonora and Baja California in Northwest Mexico. It thrives in alkaline soil, both sandy and clay, and is commonly found in creosote bush scrub and desert chaparral habitats. Fruit is a brown capsule with several seeds within. Flowers are bowl-shaped, 5-petaled, and vary in color from apricot to dark orange red. Blooms in spring.
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Scientific Name: Sphaeralcea Ambigua
Common Name: Desert Globemallow, Desert Mallow
Plant Type: Perennials, Shrubs
Zone: 6 to 9
Native Range: California, Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada
Full Growth Height: 12-36"
Width in Across: 24-36"
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Spring (Early, Mid, Late), Summer (Early, Mid, Late), Fall, Winter
Flower Characteristics: Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Flower Color: Mixed
Tolerate: Rocky Soil, Drought, Dry Soil
Water Requirement: Dry
Soil Type: Sand, Loam, Well-Drained, Moist
Soil pH: Neutral, Acid, Alkaline
Uses: Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Wall-Side Borders. Mediterranean Gardens