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.