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Globe Mallow
Chuparosa
Globe Mallow

Common name:Globe Mallow
Botanical name:Sphaeralcea ambigua

Evergreeen perennial with rounded shrublike form grows quickly to 3' x 3'. Leaves are gray green and tiny hairs can irritate eyes and skin. Flowers appear in spring. Usually light orange flower but look for selections that offer a wide range of flower colors. Purchase in bloom to be sure to select desired flower color . May look rangy after flowering, prune back for fresh growth. Accepts full sun. Native to the Sonoran Desert.

Chuparosa

Common name:Chuparosa
Botanical name:Justicia californica

Sprawling shrub grows to 4' x 4'. Moderate growth rate. Usually leafless. Succulent green stems, small orange to red tubular flowers. Full sun. Quite drought resistant but grows faster with some supplemental water. Attracts hummingbirds. Native to the Sonoran Desert.

Designer: Cesar Mazier

Collecting Rainwater from Pavement

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