Desert Mallow - Sphaeralcea ambigua
Desert Mallow is a showy shrub native to the Southwest. It grows quickly, is drought tolerant, needs no attention, and blooms almost year round.
Glowing tangerine flowers float above fuzzy silver foliage. Multiple stems grow out from the center and can shoot up to 5' tall in a single summer. The blossoms bring bees, butterflies and hummers. The blooms are even great for bouquets.
Globe Mallow makes a great informal hedge, is ideal for wildlife gardens and xeriscaping, and will grow in a container. Perennial in zones 6 to 10, it's tolerant of complete neglect and blooms its head off regardless. Even in cool zones, it will shoot up and bloom in a summer.
Sow the seeds outdoors in fall or cold stratify for four weeks. Full sun, sandy soil, minimal water, and it's gorgeous.