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Pavonia lasiopetal /Texas Swampmallow, Rock Rose

Pavonia lasiopetal   / Pavonia lasiopetal
Grows where the summer temperatures are very high
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Grows where the summer temperatures are very high

Blossoms present from spring into late fall

Has hot pink flowers that close in half a day in full sun, but will last longer in afternoon shade

Flowers and foliage

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Scientific Name: Pavonia lasiopetal
Common Name: Texas Swampmallow, Rock Rose
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: This shrub is rather short lived and survives for only around 3-5 years. However, it is easily propagated from seed or by cuttings. Will withstand droughty conditions but will flower more profusely when given a drink during very dry weather.