One of the plants that grows wild on our mountains.
Would be very interested to hear about its preferences about aspect eg full sun, amount of rainfall, temps etc...or directions to a site with information about this one. You live in a very lovely botanically interesting area Diana..love the flowers you post.
We see it growing alongside the path. Hot, sunny, sandy soil. Tough conditions. Green and blooming regardless!
Got a P. sidoides this year which produced maybe 2 flowers and isn't a strong grower. Had others in pots which flowered poorly so I think it must be a fertilizer issue. One can get quite obsessed with them, they're so diverse.
I have used a slow release fertilizer in the compost mix...and watered infrequently with weak tomato fertilizer. The p. Sidoides has been in flower since April...one of the plants is about three years old, the second one was struck last year. I'm not sure how long they live.