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Downy, alternate leaves, folded along the midrib
Shades of pink All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
Dwarf shrub Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
Erect, many-branched shrub. Flowers in groups of 3-6 on terminal shoots
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
Endangered in the wild These plants are listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's list of 'Red Plants'. This is a list of threatened species in the wild, they are either critically, endangered or vulnerable to extinction. - vulnerable
Pests & Diseases
Place of origin
South Africa (Southern Cape)
Coastal / windswept
Half hardy (down to 0)
Entire see photos above
Ovate see photos above
Pruning group 5
Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
When: Annually after flowering.
RHS group 8
Fertile well drained soil