Brazilian Rock Rose

Pavonia braziliensis

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pavonia (pav-ON-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: braziliensis



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)


USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink


White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Barbourville, Kentucky

Kure Beach, North Carolina

Arlington, Texas

Fate, Texas

Georgetown, Texas

Houston, Texas

Tyler, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Feb 6, 2008, Beach_Barbie from Kure Beach, NC (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is evergreen in my area. It's a great plant - open airy growth habit. Probably would be denser with pruning. Blooms away with little care.


On Jul 16, 2005, chnall from Dallas, TX wrote:

I planted it in full sun the first year and it bloomed fine. The second year it was covered with buds but they never opened. The nursery suggested that it was getting too much water. I wanted to put something else in that spot so I needed a place to stash it until I could find it a new home. I cut it way back, pulled it up by the roots, and planted it on the east side of the garage in dappled shade in hard clay with no amendments. The hole was just big enough to hold the roots. I didn't really care whether it lived or died. It is now blooming! It deserves a new home. It has proved very adaptable.

I just read that in the early spring this plant produces buds with seeds only and later in the summer it blooms (July here). The blooms are very pale pink (almost whit... read more