General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Plant Height: Up to 4 feet or more
Plant Spread: 2 to 3 feet or more
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Deciduous
Fruit: Dehiscent
Fruiting Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on new wood
Flower Color: Purple
Red
Bi-Color: Red and dark purple (almost black)
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Caudex
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Houseplant
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Other Beneficial Insects: wasps, moths
Resistances: Tolerates foot traffic
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Other
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Days to germinate: 3 to 7 days
Start indoors
Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Layering
Other: seeds
Pollinators: Self
Other: Can be hand pollinated
Wasps
Moths and Butterflies
Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Goes Dormant

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Common names
  • Desert Rose

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Location: Houston area
Date: 2013-06-30
Location: Houston area
Date: 2013-06-30
Location: Houston area
Date: 2013-06-28

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