Native and wildflowers forum: Rock Rose

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Jul 9, 2010 10:22 AM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
Texas Rock Rose, Swamp Rose, Pavonia lasiopetala is a very drought tolerant perennial. It will stay in bloom all summer and all through the fall. It makes a pretty addition to the garden or off in an area where it can handle neglect.

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Imagestephanietx
Jul 10, 2010 5:29 PM CST
Name: Stephanie
Fort Worth, TX (8a)
It will also grow in the shade, but will grow a bit slower. Very prolific reseeder. Each flower produces a seed pod withe several seeds inside. Seeds are very easy to collect.

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Jul 11, 2010 7:25 AM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
I have some new plants coming up from last years seeds in a partially shady area on the west side of the house; I am glad to know they will do well in shade also.

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Imagestephanietx
Jul 11, 2010 10:51 AM CST
Name: Stephanie
Fort Worth, TX (8a)
I pulled out my big RR either in Fall 2008 or spring 2010 because it was in a bad spot. I was naive to think that was the end of RR in that bed! Late last summer one started growing near the spot of the previous one, but I couldn't get to it to pull it out without destroying half of my flower bed, so I left it to intermingle with the butterfly bush. It's a great combination, but I have about 10 babies! They're easy to pull when young, they transplant well, and I usually have no problems trading them away at swaps. The flowers only last a day, then they close up and start the seed making process.

In the pic I posted above, you can see a seed pod opening in the upper right hand corner of the pic.

Did I send you seeds last year?

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Imagewildflowers
Jul 11, 2010 1:14 PM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
I know we discussed it but I think I went and bought a couple of plants on clearance last fall. The dogs dug the plants up over winter (among other things) so it was nice to see that some of those seeds that had fallen from the plants took.

They have a cascading habit that I think is nice. Maybe later I will plant some at the pond. So much work to do around here!!
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