Here’s another winner from Taiwan (along with R. pachysanthum and R. pseudochrysanthum). This one comes from the north end of the island and is easily recognized by the recurved leaves which are quite distinctive (although the native plants seem to have flat leaves!). R. hyperythyrum holds its leaves for three to four years and should be grown in the open to keep it compact. It is quite heat and cold tolerant and makes a nicely rounded shrub that may reach 4 – 5 feet in ten years.
Our plants are grown from wild collected seed. While most R. hyperythrum bloom white, this seed was collected from a mom who was pink.
R. hyperythrum will like a bright location, small amounts of fertilizer on Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day, gentle watering and well-aerated soil with good drainage.