Plant Profile

Plant Profile

Sphaeralcea 'Magenta Bob'
desert mallow 'Magenta Bob'

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Sphaeralcea ‘Magenta Bob’ is  “bee” created hybrid in our nursery probably between our orange flowering desert mallow and one of the other species of mallow that grow in the southwest that we’ve grown at the nursery. They have tons of magenta flowers that will bloom all year if you deadhead the old flowers-silver foliage. Full sun – size is about H 3′ x W 3′.  Bees love to collect the pollen -nice pollinator if you’re also growing food corps in your garden. Easy one to grow and drought tolerant.

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Plant Facts & Observations

Identification

Botanical Name

Sphaeralcea 'Magenta Bob'

Common Name

desert mallow 'Magenta Bob'

Origin

California Native

Characteristics

Plant Type

Shrub

Growth Rate

Fast growth rate

Mature Size

3' tall × 3' wide

Flower Color

Pink

Blooming Season

Flowers year-round

Foliage

Evergreen

Wildlife Value

Bees

Climactic Requirements

Light

Full Sun / Filtered Sun

Water

Drought Tolerant / Occasional
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