Rock Rose (Pavonia lasiopetala)
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|shrubs|deciduous|height 2'|spread 3'|sun/shade|pink flowers Spring to Fall|attracts butterflies|
Rock Rose (Pavonia) Rock Rose (Pavonia lasiopetala)

Among the sister species of Hibiscus, this handsome native shrub is a garden delight. It is covered in bright pink 1-1/2" flowers from late Spring till the first frost. Butterflies flock to the dependable blossoms which open daily, even in the heat of a Texas Summer. The plant is extremely drought tolerant and naturalizes readily in any soil. Trim the plant back by 1/3 in late Winter to to keep it more compact and promote flowering the following Spring.

Although the plant is deer-resistant, Rock Rose is susceptible to powdery mildew when humidity is high for a continuous period of time.

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