Sphaeralcea coccinea (Scarlet globemallow)

Drought tolerant perennial; full sunlight. Reddish-orange flowers bloom April to August from valleys to foothills in dry open prairie grasslands. Often found among pinyon and juniper, a palatable species relished by antelope, deer and livestock. Occurs widely on sandy or fine-textured soils.

native distribution

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Malvaceae

Duration: Biennial/Perennial

Growth Habit: Forb/herb/ subshrub

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Multiple stem

Mature Height:  30 in.

Bloom Color: Red

Bloom Period: Spring

Annual Precipitation: 6-35 in.

Drought Tolerance: High

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: Medium

Nitrogen fixation: None

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: No

Salinity Tolerance: Medium

CaCO3 Tolerance: High

pH Range: 6.5-8.4


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 500,000

Seeding Rate: 2 PLS lbs/acre

Season:

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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