An erect growing, perennial subshrub from the cape province of South Africa where it is found growing as part of the fynbos flora on arid upper hill slopes in poor, rocky soils. The evergreen (if kept frost free) leaves are small, green, hairy and palmately-lobed. The small, pale pink, saucer shaped, hibiscus like flowers are produced in profusion from the leaf axils from summer, through to autumn and sometimes well into winter if it is mild.
Maximum height and spread is usually only up to about 1 meter x 1 meter making it ideal as a conservatory plant in colder areas. In mild areas such as the South of England (especially on the seaward side of the downs) and in the west country it can be reliably hardy in all but the coldest winters, normally tolerating temps down to about -3c to -6.5c if protected and given very well drained ground.
Plant in a sheltered spot with full sun in an open, sandy, loamy soil. It is not fussy about the soil PH and will even tolerate chalky soils. Very drought resistant when grown in the ground, pot grown plants will need regular watering through the warmer months and will not be as cold tolerant.
Sent as a young plant in a 9cm pot.