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PlantFiles: Jone's globemallow, tufted globemallow
Sphaeralcea caespitosa

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sphaeralcea (sfeer-AL-see-uh) (Info)
Species: caespitosa (kess-pi-TOH-suh) (Info)

2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Alpines and Rock Gardens

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

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Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive RustyThumb On Jun 29, 2014, RustyThumb from Ogden, UT (Zone 5b) wrote:

I don't remember being impressed by the flower display when I planted it last year, but in its second year - WOW. The soft melon flower cups rising a bit above the sprawling sage colored velvety leaves of this plant are spectacular. It's been in bloom for weeks, just a couple of flowers at a time. It's not profuse but it's a real eye-catcher. I have it nestled between some low growing yellow sedum and an Indian Paintbrush with its Artemesia companion. It's on the sorching south side of my house and is watered sparsely. I give the area a good drenching and then several days with no water or just a light sprinkle. I am on the lookout to get another one of these sweet beauties.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Ogden, Utah

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