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Sphaeralcea ambigua var. rugosa

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Sphaeralcea ambigua var. rugosa
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Sphaeralcea ambigua var. rugosa
Sphaeralcea ambigua var. rugosa
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Sphaeralcea ambigua var. rugosa
Sphaeralcea ambigua var. rugosa
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Sphaeralcea ambigua var. rugosa

Species Name: Sphaeralcea ambigua ssp. rugosa
Common Name: Wrinkle-leaved Apricot Mallow

Great in dry garden or on slope. Stops traffic when in full bloom. OK to cut back in fall. Excellent butterfly plant

Plant Family: Malvaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 3'h x 3'w
Growth Habit: Upright, multi-branching
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
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: Winter to summer
Flower Color: Orange-red
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Desert to Utah, Arizona, and Mexico
Natural Habitat: Desert scrub below 8000'

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