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Sphaeralcea munroana

Flame Checkers.

Santa Margarita, CA
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One Gallon -2 $ 8.99
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Flame Checkers, Sphaeralcea munroana is small perennial sub-shrub with 1" reddish orange flowers on leafy spikes. Sphaeralcea munroana is native to Placer County, California, to Canada and Wyoming.
Use in dry rock gardens,dry borders, desert gardens, mountain gardens. It flowers from May until August (remove old flower heads for longer flower period).
Sphaeralcea munroana is stable here in the ground and in containers. Easy for us is usually good for you.

In the wild it is very similar to  Sphaeralcea parvifolia interbreeds with Sphaeralcea grossulariifolia, and occurs with  Artemisia tridentata, Atriplex canescens, Oryzopsis hymenoides, Tetradymia canescens in Nevada. In California it occurs on the eastern side of the Sierras historically probably from about Big Pine North. The Records are rather murky and date back into the 1800's. Suspicious that it may be liked by the cattle as it occurs 20 miles or so into Nevada and up into Oregon. The Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 22:292 (1887) entry doesn't list California, but Abrams lists it in the area I described. At any rate, wake up and try this plant in your garden.
In a native garden try a mix of  Penstemon heterophyllus, Zauschneria latifolia johnstonii, Salvia 'Pozo Blue',  and maybe Prince's Plume.

Sphaeralcea munroana's foliage color is gray and type is stressdeciduous.
Sphaeralcea munroana's flower color is orange.

Communities for Sphaeralcea munroana:Pinyon-Juniper Woodland.

ph: 6.00 to 8.00
usda: 4 to 10
height[m]: 0.50 to 1.00
width[m]: 0.30 to 0.70
rainfall[cm]: 38.00 to 75.00

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