Grown for their attractive downyleaves and bright flowers shapedlike miniature hollyhocks (Alcearosea), these upright to trailingplants have a persistent woodybase with softer stems above.Colorful accent plants for hot,dry locations.
Need well-drained soil. Any morethan a little water causes weedygrowth and rust. Cut old stemsalmost to ground before springgrowth begins.Sphaeralcea ambigua
Native toUtah, Arizona, Nevada, California,and Mexico. Grows to 3–4 ft.tall, 2–3 ft. wide, with manystems covered in white or yellowishdown. Broad, roundedgray-green leaves are crinkledand slightly lobed. Each stembears many inch-wide flowers;usual color is glowing pink ororange, but white-flowered formsare occasionally available.
Native toUtah, Arizona, Nevada, California,and Mexico. Grows to 3–4 ft.tall, 2–3 ft. wide, with manyst...
Native to Arizona,western Texas, New Mexico,and northern Mexico. Denselytufted plant, similar to M...
Native to desert regions of California and Southwest. Yellowish to rich green foliage. To 10-40 tall a...