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Rock Rose

Pavonia lasiopetala


Height - 3 feet

Width - 3 feet


Full sun to part shade

Plant Type

Native shrubby perennial

Other common names

Texas Swampmallow,

Rose Mallow,

Rose Pavonia


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Save Water   Low to medium water required
More Color   Bright pink flowers from spring until fall
Attract Wildlife   Hummingbirds love the flowers
Reduce Maintenance   Can be pruned often to control size
Texas Tough    Extremely heat tolerant

Interesting Facts

Rock rose is not a true rose.  Flowers are hibiscus shaped and exhibit a very unique "bright Barbie pink" color.  Flowers open in the cooler morning hours and close during the heat of the day.  Left alone, it will grow big and leggy, but pruning it often can encourage a denser, more compact growth habit.

Rock Rose in Frisco

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