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)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Orange

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Ogden, Utah

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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.