This beautiful drought tolerant shrub is grown as much for its handsome foliage as for its flowers, pretty though they are.
In our dry climate garden it has made an upright shrub some 400cm x 300cm. It's natural range is thought to extend through Gansu, Sichuan, Xizang and Yunnan Provinces of China plus Afghanistan, Bhutan, N India, Nepal and Pakistan.The new leaves are like white felt which as they age turn grey. The 50cm long panicles of pink flowers. During spring prune to 1.2 metres after flowering.