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Desert Globemallow Seeds (Sphaeralcea ambigua)

Desert Globemallow Seeds (Sphaeralcea ambigua)
Sphaeralcea ambigua, commonly known as Desert Globemallow or Apricot Mallow, is a member of the genus Sphaeralcea in the mallow family (Malvaceae).
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500 Sphaeralcea ambigua Seeds (Desert Globemallow Seeds, Apricot Mallow Seeds)
$1.90
2,000 Sphaeralcea ambigua Seeds (Desert Globemallow Seeds, Apricot Mallow Seeds)
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Sphaeralcea ambigua, commonly known as Desert Globemallow or Apricot Mallow, is a member of the genus Sphaeralcea in the mallow family (Malvaceae). It is a perennial shrub native to parts of California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico in the U.S.; and Sonora and Baja California in Northwest Mexico. It grows well in alkaline soil, both sandy or clay, usually in the company of creosote bush scrub and desert chaparral habitats, from 150?2,500 metres (490?8,200 ft) in elevation. It is found in the Mojave Desert, Great Basin deserts, and Sonoran Desert ecoregions. The Sphaeralcea ambigua plant grows to 3 feet (0.91 m) in height, and spreads to 2?3 feet (0.61?0.91 m) in width. The leaves (see lower left image) are fuzzy with white hairs on both sides, lobed, palmately veined, and on long stems, the number of which increase with age. The fruit is a brown capsule containing numerous seeds, first quite spherical as implied by the genus name, later flattening to a disk (see top left image). The flowers are bowl-shaped, 5-petaled, apricot to orange in color, and bloom in the spring.
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Label Sphaeralcea ambigua
Common name Desert Globemallow or Apricot Mallow
Family Malvaceae
Genus Sphaeralcea
Species Sphaeralcea ambigua
Therapeutic uses The plant was used by members of the Shoshoni tribe of Native Americans as a food source and medicinal plant.
Germination Sphaeralcea ambigua is cultivated as an ornamental plant by specialty plant nurseries for use in desert and drought tolerant gardens, and a native plant its desert region's natural landscaping and habitat restoration projects.

Cultural Requirements :
*Exposure: full sun
*Water: natural rainfall; supplemental water will increase flowering
*Soil: desert soil, tolerant of some clay, prefers good drainage
*Propagation: easy by seed; tricky by vegetative cuttings, best results from first flush of new spring growth
*Maintenance: low, periodically cut back to keep vegetative look
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