• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 4 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Cool Season Flowers
    Blooms:
    Blooms mid-winter through spring, and again in fall.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:raf-i-OL-e-pis IN-di-ka
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:8 - 10, 12 - 24
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 4 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Silver-green
    Blooms:Blooms mid-winter through spring, and again in fall.
    Flower color:Pink
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsAucuba (Aucuba); California Lilac (Ceanothus); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster); Loropetalum (Loropetalum)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Grows easily in average, well-drained soils. Follow a regular schedule of deep waterings during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Tolerates moderate drought. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, prune annually after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.