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Globe mallow

Sphaeralcea spp.

Also known as

False mallow

Sphaeralcea angustifolia 3 by Stan Shebs (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Globe mallow Overview

Commonly known as globe mallows, members of this genus of annuals, perennials, subshrubs and shrubs mostly originate from dry regions of North America. They have downy often glaucus leaves and stems and cup-shaped flowers produced singly or in sprays in late Summer. Several cultivars have been developed with a variety of flower colours. They prefer sharply draining soil rich in gravel, in full sun. Shelter will be required in colder areas.

How to propagate Globe mallow

Division

You can propagate by seeds or division in the spring.

Seed

Cuttings

Softwood cuttings in mid-summer.