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Sphaeralcea ambigua 'Louis Hamilton'

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Sphaeralcea ambigua 'Louis Hamilton'
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Sphaeralcea ambigua 'Louis Hamilton'
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Sphaeralcea ambigua 'Louis Hamilton'

Species Name: Sphaeralcea ambigua 'Louis Hamilton'
Common Name: Louis Hamilton Apricot Mallow

This selection has gorgeous red blooms that just keep going and going. Great in dry garden or on slope. Excellent butterfly plant. Cut back after flowering.

Plant Family: Malvaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 2-3'h x 2'w
Growth Habit: Upright, open
Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Sun
Soil Preference: Sandy or Rocky
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Red
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Selected for the garden
Natural Habitat: Desert scrub below 8000'

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  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
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