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Scarlet Globemallow (Sphaeralcea coccinea)

  • Scarlet Globemallow (Sphaeralcea Coccinea) http://www.sagebud.com/scarlet-globemallow-sphaeralcea-coccinea
    Credit: Britton, N.L., and A. Brown | An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. | License: PD USDA NRCS
  • Scarlet Globemallow (Sphaeralcea Coccinea) http://www.sagebud.com/scarlet-globemallow-sphaeralcea-coccinea
    Credit: JerryFriedman | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0 GFDL
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Sphaeralcea Coccinea, or more commonly know as Scarlet Globemallow, is a subshrub forb/herb with green foliage and red flowers of the genus Sphaeralcea. It has a rapid growth rate and a height of 1.5 feet at maturity. Its duration is biennial or bi-annual which means it can grow or bloom twice, in the first year and the following year. It's active growth period is spring and summer, blooms during spring, is intolerant of shade and is routinely available commercially. Sphaeralcea Coccinea or Scarlet Globemallow's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Sphaeralcea
  • Family: Malvaceae
  • Order: Malvales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Biennial Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Subshrub Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N)
  • PLANTS Invasive Status: NE&GP WSWS
  • State T/E Status: IA (T)
  • State T/E Common Name: IA (scarlet globemallow)
  • Active Growth Period: Spring and Summer
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: Rapid
  • Allelopath: No
  • Bloat: None
  • C:N Ratio: Medium
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Color: Red
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Porous
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Porous
  • Foliage Texture: Fine
  • Fruit/Seed Color: Brown
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: Yes
  • Growth Form: Multiple Stem
  • Growth Rate: Rapid
  • Height Mature (feet): 1.5
  • Leaf Retention: No
  • Lifespan: Short
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Resprout Ability: No
  • Shape and Orientation: Erect
  • Toxicity: None
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: No
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: Yes
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: None
  • CaCO3 Tolerance: High
  • Cold Stratification Required: No
  • Drought Tolerance: High
  • Fertility Requirement: Low
  • Fire Tolerance: Medium
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 115
  • Hedge Tolerance: Medium
  • Moisture Use: Low
  • pH (Minimum): 7
  • pH (Maximum): 7.5
  • Planting Density per Acre Minimum: 2700
  • Planting Density per Acre Maximum: 4800
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 6
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 35
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 6
  • Salinity Tolerance: Low
  • Shade Tolerance: Intolerant
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): -23
  • Bloom Period: Spring
  • Commercial Availability: Field Collections Only
  • Fruit/Seed Abundance: High
  • Fruit/Seed Period Begin: Summer
  • Fruit/Seed Period End: Fall
  • Fruit/Seed Persistence: No
  • Propagated by Bare Root: No
  • Propagated by Bulbs: No
  • Propagated by Container: Yes
  • Propagated by Corms: No
  • Propagated by Cuttings: No
  • Propagated by Seed: Yes
  • Propagated by Sod: No
  • Propagated by Sprigs: No
  • Propagated by Tubers: No
  • Seed per Pound: 500000
  • Seed Spread Rate: Rapid
  • Seedling Vigor: High
  • Small Grain: No
  • Vegetative Spread Rate: None




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