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Hollinshead Water-wise Garden Plants

Photo:
Kathy Ketchum

Taxon ID#

89

An attractive native plant for Central Oregon. Gray-greenish leaves and showy orange blossoms.

Scientific  Name:

Sphaeralcea munroana

Common Name 1

› Orange Globe Mallow

Family:

Malvaceae

Origins:

East of the Cascades from southern B.C. to OR & Placer Co., CA, east to MT, WY & western CO

Plant Type:

Herbaceous Plant, Perennial
Common Name 2

› Munro's Globemallow

Common Name 3

› Desert Mallow

Oregon native:

yes

Western state native:

yes

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Landscape Application Information

Seasonal Care

Resource Links

MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Level:

Low

Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:

4

Sun Preference:

Full Sun

Water Preference:

VL

Soil Preference:

Prefers sandy or loamy soils. Does not grow well in clay soils.

Fertilizer Needs:

Recommended Mulch:

PLANT DESCRIPTION

Foliage Color:

Gray

Foliage Description:

Gray-green, alternate 3-5 lobed leaves with round-toothed margins and covered with fine white hairs.

Fragrant:

no

Predominant flower color:

Orange

Flower Description:

Conspicuous, orange bowl-shaped flowers in clustered racemes.

Fall color:

no

Fall Color Description:

Winter Foliage:

Deciduous

Winter Interest:

no

Winter Interest Description:

Mature height:

3-3.5'

Mature spread:

2'

Growth rate:

Medium

LANDSCAPE APPLICATION

Deer Resistant:

yes

Fire Resistant:

no

Attracts Pollinators:

yes

Attracts Butterflies:

yes

Native Habitat:

Dry plains; mountain slopes; sandy washes

Attracts Birds:

no

Cut/Dried Flowers:

no

Used by Wildlife:

yes

Swales:

no

Wildlife Use:

Plants in the Sphaeralcea genus are important forage sources for a number of rodents,
rabbits and other lagomorphs, and ungulates such as deer and antelope

Photo:
Kathy Ketchum

Hedge/Screen:

no

Border:

yes

Erosion Control:

no

Windbreak:

no

Ground Cover:

no

Provides Shade:

no

Rock Garden:

yes

Cover Structures:

no

First Bloom:

May

Last Bloom:

Adds Texture/Movement:

Jul

Ornamental Accent:

yes

no

Garden Observations:

Seasonal Care
Maintenance

SEASONAL CARE

Spring Care:

Summer Care:

Fall Care:

Prune after blooming to approx. 6? to 1ft

Winter Care:

Long Term Care:

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Care Comments:

Landscape Application
Resource Links

Plant Maintenance Information

Image by Mikaela Wiedenhoff

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