R. elegantulum is indeed elegant. Here’s a plant that has it all – a wonderfully rounded, well-clothed habit on a smaller slow-growing plant, the leaves of which have a wonderful, dense, wooly, cinnamon-rusty-red indumentum (underside). The new shoots are covered with a dense wool and the flowers are a soft pink, often with darker spots.
R. elegantulum likes an open spot and will take a fair amount of sun but resents a hot spot. It will reach 3 -4 feet in ten years. It requires excellent drainage.
This is a rare plant that is only occasionally available, but is well worth an honored spot in your garden.