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DeciduousUpright, suckering subshrub. Ovate to rounded, pinnatifid (with lobes) intensely glaucous, grey-green leaves to 12cm (5in) long, with 3-5 lance-shaped lobes. Produces solitary flowers to 12cm (5in) across, with prominent yellow stamens.
Hardy - cold winterHardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
Additional FeaturesGood to knowProduces flowers over a long period in summer. Recommended for the back of a borderPests & DiseasesCaterpillars, verticillium wilt.Place of originUSA (southern California), northern Mexico.Youtube videoHttps://youtu.be/yUOOgU4ZkHc
Flower ShapeCup-shapedShallowly cup-shaped.
Garden Location/ConditionsSub-tropical / mediterranean
Pruning groupPruning group 4Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
When: Annually in early Spring.
RHS group 5, 6 & 7
Scented PlantsScented flowers
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soilShelter from cold winds. Provide a dry winter mulch