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Sphaeralcea ambigua 'Papago Pink'

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Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sphaeralcea (sfeer-AL-see-uh) (Info)
Species: ambigua (am-big-yoo-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Papago Pink

3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Perennials

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pink

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

Foliage:
Evergreen
Silver/Gray
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive marasri On Sep 17, 2009, marasri from Dripping Springs, TX wrote:

I love these plants. They take everything that Central Texas can throw at it as long as you put it in a perfect drainage and sun. Sun, heat, drought, nonstop rain, cold, infertile soil, remiss gardener. It takes it all . The deer do like an occasional chomp on it but then I don't have to chop it back. I love the size and color of the popago pink blossom. It looks great with the orange desert mallow and both of them are killer with spanish lavender.

Regional...

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

Green Valley, Arizona
Elk Grove, California
Portland, Oregon
Dallas, Texas
Dripping Springs, Texas
Lockhart, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Waco, Texas



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