A winter bloomer with the ability to produce ample bright bubblegum pink flowers even during short periods of freezing weather, with temperatures as low as 20F. We love the way the assertive pink of its flowers contrasts beautifully with its furry gray leaves. Because of its tall upright stature, it makes a good screen or background planting, but can also be grown in a large patio container. Adored by pollinators and hummers who come to feed throughout the wintertime.
Hardiness: Frost Hardy
Habit: Perennial, strikingly columnar shrub to 12' tall
Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: Average, well-draining soil
Origin: Moist mountain forests of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua, typically growing in or near pine or oak forests at 4,000 to 8,000' elevation