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Apricot Mallow
Sphaeralcea ambigua var. rugosa
About Apricot Mallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua var. rugosa) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Apricot Mallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua var. rugosa) is a native perennial herb that grows in Southern and Central California, primarily in the Desert Mountains, the Mojave Desert and Sonoran Desert regions. It tends to grow at elevations from 500-8200 feet.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

1.6 - 3.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Orange, Red

Wildlife Supported

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Common uses
Bee Gardens

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
2, 3, 7*, 8*, 9*, 10*, 11*, 12*, 13, 14*, 15, 16, 17, 18*, 19*, 20*, 21*, 22*, 23*, 24

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 3.0" - 24.8", Summer Precipitation: 0.40" - 2.86", Coldest Month: 28.8" - 61.7", Hottest Month: 52.5" - 89.4", Humidity: 1.58" - 40.33", Elevation: -222" - 8689"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Desert Globemallow

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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