On Oct 22, 2004, trifunov from Brandon, MS (Zone 8a) wrote:
This plant is native to Australia. It is a dense ornamental shrub with pink or white flowers in spring and summer. It is frost sensitive. Likes sandy soils. Related to cultivated cotton. Also called the "Desert Rose" in Australia, as flower looks similar to a hibiscus, with a dark red center and pink outer. It is drought tolerant, can be pruned to shape, and attracts birds (in Australia, at any rate...).