Good to grow

San Antonio Express-News - - MYSA -

ROCK ROSE

Dark pink flow­ers the size of half-dol­lars look like minia­ture hi­bis­cus on this peren­nial shrub that’s part of the mal­low fam­ily.

Light: Sun to part shade Size: 2 to 3 feet tall; 3 feet wide

Wa­ter: Drought tol­er­ant, but blooms bet­ter with con­sis­tent mois­ture.

Bloom: Late spring to frost

Cul­ti­va­tion: Will freeze in colder ar­eas. Re­seeds. Prune to en­cour­age blooms and main­tain shape. Latin name: Pavo­nia la­siopetala

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