Labeled as an orange globe mallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua), which I’ve coveted since seeing one in South of the River‘s garden years ago, my globe mallow surprised me by turning out to be red.
It doesn’t bother me one bit. I love red.
But now I need an orange one too.
Globe mallow likes lots of sun and excellent drainage, and it’s very drought-tolerant. It grows to about 3 feet tall and wide. What a beautiful plant for a hot, sunny exposure.
Note: My Plant This posts are written primarily for gardeners in central Texas. The plants I recommend are ones I’ve grown myself and have direct experience with. I wish I could provide more information about how these plants might perform in other parts of the country, but gardening knowledge is local. Consider checking your local online gardening forums to see if a particular plant might work in your region.
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