Rock Rose (Pavonia lasiopetala)
Description: A small shrub, usually woody at the base only, with stems up to 4 feet tall. Found in shallow soil on limestone, in rocky places in woodlands, and at the edges of thickets. Leaves with petioles sometimes as long as the blade; blade up to 2 1/2 inches long, but mostly shorter, ovate to 3 lobed, with a pointed or blunt tip, flat or slightly lobed base, coarsely toothed or wavy margins, dark green on the upper surface and lighter on the lower. Flowers showy, rose colored, roughly 1 1/2 inches wide with a yellow column formed by the pistil and stamens, appearing from spring to fall. Fruit a 5-lobed capsule with remnants of the flower at its base, separating into 5 units at maturity.
Synonym(s): Pavonia wrightii
USDA Symbol: PALA13
Size Class: 3-6 ft.
Bloom Color: Yellow, Pink
Bloom Time: Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Water Use: Low
Light Requirements: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Bloom Notes: Soil Description: Prefers well-drained, limestone soils. Also Medium Loam Rocky, Limestone-based, Sandy, Sandy Loam, Clay Loam, Clay, Caliche type.
Conditions Comments:Herbaceous stems rise from a woody base. Pink hibiscus-like flowers. Velvety, scalloped leaves. The flowers attract hummingbirds.
Missing Images: Plant, Close-Up, Fruit-Seed
Data Completeness: Incomplete