Monday, July 02, 2018

Desert Mallow

Got a hot spot in your garden? This is the gal for you.

Mallows are a very common wildflower in Utah. In the west desert, you can see entire fields of them in bloom at the same time.

I have been babying this Desert Mallow growing wild in the ditch in front of my home. Once a month I'll drag a hose out there and give her a drink. Started with one plant but now I have a small field of happy apricot flowers.

Desert Mallow
Sphaeralcea ambigua Zone 6
* Once established, requires light watering, once a week, to produce non-stop flowers all summer long.

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