Plant family: Malvaceae - Mallow
Plant type: Shrub
Plant origin: N/A, California
Desert, Inland Sage Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland
Clay, Sand, Adaptable, Alkaline
Tolerant of Clay Soil, Tolerates Hard Frost
There is nothing ambiguous about the color this sun-loving, low-water plant will bring to your garden. Desert Mallow produces spectacular orange to orange-red blooms on 1'-4' stems rising above fuzzy gray-green foliage. Use this plant to add color to a succulent garden or in a desert border where it contrasts nicely with Apache Plume and beargrass. With a little additional water in summer Desert Mallow will bloom almost year round. Expect height of about 3' with 2-3' spread. Cut back hard after flowering to encourage fresh growth and a fuller appearance.
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