A picture of a Sphaeralcea

Sphaeralcea

Sphaeralcea spp.

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

Full Sun
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A photo of Sphaeralcea
A photo of Sphaeralcea

Sphaeralcea 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 Sphaeralcea

Division

You can propagate by seeds or division in the spring.

Seed

Cuttings

Softwood cuttings in mid-summer.