Globe Mallow Multi Color

Sphaeralcea ambigua

The Globe Mallow can be found flourishing in the wilderness along roadsides, in washes, and on rocky hillsides in the Southwestern United States. Greyish green foliage and stems make this a very attractive low-water perennial. Cup-shaped translucent flowers bloom in an array of colors such as scarlet, white, pink, and yellow, with orange being the most prevalent. Globe Mallow is a dependable spring-bloomer, and will sporadically blossom throughout the growing season. The luminous flowers attract butterflies and native birds. Plant this desert darling in a hot spot with reflected sun among other spring-flowering perennials like penstemon for dramatic shows in color. It also works wonders to soften hard landscapes filled with ocotillo, prickly pear, or agave.

Light Needs: Full sun.

Watering Needs: Once established, needs only occasional watering.

Average Landscape Size: Slow growing with a height and spread of 1.5 ft.

Key Features: Flowers attract hummingbirds.

Blooms: Spring through fall.


Globe Mallow for sale at Harlow Gardens Tucson.