Desert or Apricot Globemallow, Sphaeralcea ambigua grows to 3 feet in height, and spreads to 2–3 feet in width, but well-established plants may grow larger. The leaves are fuzzy with white hairs on both sides, lobed, palmately veined, and on long stems, the number of which increase with age. The flowers are bowl-shaped, 5-petaled, apricot to orange in color, and bloom in the spring after years of sufficient rainfall.
Excellent for arid/xeric landscaping, habitat restoration, and is a favored food for the Desert Tortoise, and also attracts native pollinators such as solitary bees and butterflies.
This species will continue to be made available throughout spring/summer 2018- as its ready.
USDA Hardiness Zones 8 through 11
AVAILABLE SUMMER/FALL 2018
Tortoise Friendly Food
Safe Enclosure/Habitat Shrub