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Rock Rose (Native)
Rock Rose (Native)

Rock Rose (Native)

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Rock Rose (Native)
Scientific Name: Pavonia lasiopetala

History/general species info:   Also known as Texas Rock Rose, Rose Pavonia, Rose Mallow and Pavonia, 

Characteristics:  Small perennial shrub . Tough. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Long bloom period. 2" hibiscus-like flowers open in the morning and close in the afternoon heat. Self sows or can be propagated by softwood cuttings. 

Flower: yes, deep pink

Planting / Care:  Average moist to dry (once established), well-drained soils. Does excellent under average garden conditions. Prune as needed to restore its shape and promote new growth. You can do a harder prune in late winter. Average moist to dry (once established), well-drained soils. Does excellent under average garden conditions. Drought tolerant plants will need to be well-established, usually 2-3 years at a minimum, before they are able to withstand our lengthy periods (weeks or months) without supplemental water.

Native: yes 

Size and Spacing: Height: 3-6' // Spread: 3'

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade

Wildlife: Hummingbirds, butterflies, moths.

Links:  
Aggie Horticulture:
https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/ornamentals/nativeshrubs/pavonialasiopetal.htm

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center: 
https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=pala13

Photo Credit(s): Texas A&M