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Sphaeralcea 'La Luna' - White Mallow

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Malvaceae (w/Bombacaceae & Sterculeacea)
Origin: Baja California (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Year-round
Synonyms: [Sphaeralcea fulva]
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): No Irrigation required
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Sphaeralcea 'La Luna' (White Mallow) - This gray-green foliaged shrub to 3-4 feet tall and as wide has white flowers much of the year. The shallowly-lobed, and mealy-textured leaves are held on fuzzy golden stems and at the branch ends form the 1 to 2 foot long wands of cup-shaped flowers of clear, silky white petals tinged with pink. This plant introduced by the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (Accession: 91-183) originally as Sphaeralcea fulva which is an endemic to San Quinten Bay in Baja California, Mexico. It had been collected by Randy Mudge in the coastal desert scrub vegetation of Baja California del Norte, Mexico. Our plants are from Santa Barbara Botanic Garden introduction program. Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil. Very drought tolerant. Hardiness as yet unknown - at least to 28 F. We grew this plant from 2003 until 2007. More information on this plant can be found on the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden's Plant Introduction Page

This information about Sphaeralcea 'La Luna' displayed on this web page is based on research we have conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations we have made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens visited, as well how our crops have performed in containers in the nursery field. Where appropriate, we will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing this plant.