Sphaeralcea grossulariifolia (Gooseberry-leaf globemallow)

Drought tolerant perennial; full sun. Orangered flowers bloom May to August from valleys to foothills in dry, open, sometimes alkaline sites. Known to colonize roadsides, utility lines, or other disturbed areas generally from 3,000 to 7,000 ft.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Malvaceae

Duration: Biennial/Perennial

Growth Habit: Forb/herb/ subshrub

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Single crown

Mature Height: 24 in.

Bloom Color: Red

Bloom Period: Late spring

Annual Precipitation: 8-14 in.

Drought Tolerance: Medium

Shade Tolerance: Intermediate

Elevation: 3,000-7,000 ft.

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: None

CaCO3 Tolerance: Low

pH Range: 5.0-7.0


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 500,500

Seeding Rate: 2-4 PLS lbs/acre

Season:

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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