Light up a hot, dry garden with easy-care desert mallow. Also known as desert hollyhock, this tough perennial is decorated with 1-2-foot-tall spikes of warm orange flowers nearly year-round. It thrives in full sun and open growing conditions where it receives good airflow to prevent disease. Plant it in a mixed border for a reliable punch of color, or include it in a fountain planting where you can regularly enjoy its cheerful blossoms. Desert mallow grows best with limited watering.
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Complement the upright nature of desert mallow with the rounded form of feathery cassia.
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