Trailing Mallow
Sphaeralcea philippiana

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sphaeralcea (sfeer-AL-see-uh) (Info)
Species: philippiana (fil-lip-ee-AY-nuh) (Info)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Coral/Apricot

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Chico, California

Fairfield, California

Paradise, California

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 2, 2008, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:

An excellent and tidy gray-green spreading Mallow. Fast grower should be planted at least 4' on centers, blooms year round in Zone 10A.

Neutral

On Feb 2, 2005, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

Some sources indicate this is sometimes sold as a creeping form of Sphaeralcea munroana, which is incorrect.