Scarlet Globemallow (Sphaeralcea coccinea)

Synonyms: Cowboy’s Delight / Prairie Mallow / Red False Mallow / Malva coccinea
A low, spreading perennial with deep woody taproot; saucer-shaped flowers are orange to red and in small terminal clusters; blooms May to August. Found across Manitoba south to Texas and Arizona; primarily a species of the Great Plains; semi-deserts, foothills, grasslands and prairies. Best in full sun, very drought- and grazing-tolerant, leaves falling during prolonged drought; tolerant of poor soils, hot temperatures.

Additional information

Scientific Name

Sphaeralcea coccinea

Bloom Time

Late Spring to Fall