Spreading, drought-tolerant, loosely mat-forming. Rounded, hairy, dissected, deep-green leaves. Raspberry-colored cup-shaped flowers with a white center open in the morning, close in the evening and remain closed after pollination. Long tap root allows good drought tolerance but makes transplanting of established plants difficult. Beautiful when intermingled with sedums. Special value to native bees.
Excess shade and competition from neighboring plants can lead to decline and death. Beautiful when trailing over garden walls.
Height: 0.5-1 ft.
Spread: 0.5-3 ft.
Bloom time: May to June
Sun: full sun
Water: dry to medium
Foliage is eaten by rodents, deer and mammals.
photo credit: peganum