SPHAERALCEA munroana (Munro's Globemallow) is a perennial flowering plant native to western North America. It belongs to the Malvaceae family and is highly valued for its vibrant orange flowers, silvery foliage, and its ability to thrive in arid conditions. Munro's Globemallow is often used in xeriscape gardens, native plant landscapes, or as an ornamental addition to dry, sunny areas.
Munro's Globemallow is a medium-sized perennial that typically reaches a height of 2 to 3 feet (60 to 90 cm) and has a spread of about 2 to 3 feet (60 to 90 cm). It has a bushy, upright growth habit with numerous branching stems. The leaves are gray-green and are covered with fine silvery hairs, which give the plant a soft and velvety appearance.
This species thrives in full sun and well-drained soil. Munro's Globemallow is adapted to arid regions, including deserts, dry slopes, or sandy areas. It is tolerant of drought and is well-suited for xeriscape gardens or landscapes with limited water availability.
The flowers of Sphaeralcea munroana are the highlight of this plant. They are large, cup-shaped, and range in color from vibrant orange to coral-pink. The flowers are produced in clusters at the ends of the stems and have a showy, attractive appearance. They bloom from late spring to summer, attracting bees, butterflies, and other pollinators.
Munro's Globemallow is often used in xeriscape gardens, native plant landscapes, or as an ornamental addition to dry, sunny areas. It works well as a border plant, in mass plantings, or as a focal point in garden beds. The vibrant orange flowers and silvery foliage add a pop of color and a touch of beauty to the landscape.
Munro's Globemallow, with its vibrant orange flowers, silvery foliage, and ability to thrive in arid conditions, is a valuable addition to xeriscape gardens, native plant landscapes, or dry, sunny areas. Its adaptability, low-maintenance nature, and drought tolerance make it a desirable choice for those seeking to create water-wise and visually appealing garden spaces.
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Scientific Name: Sphaeralcea Munroana
Common Name: Munro's Globemallow
Plant Type: Perennials, Shrub
Zone: 4 to 10
Native Range: Western North America
Full Growth Height: 24-36 "
Width in Across: 12-24 "
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Spring (Late), Summer (Early, Mid)
Flower: Showy, Semi Green, Cup-Shaped
Flower Color: Orange to Brick-Red
Tolerate: Drought, Rocky Soil, Dry Soil
Water Requirement: Low
Soil Type: Sand, Loam, Well-Drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Uses: Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Rock Gardens