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Resembling a delicate hibiscus, this South African native can hit 5 feet but has small, charming flowers with pretty colorations in pinks and whites, often with a yellow throat. And it's tougher than it looks. Though the flowers appear fragile, the plant is quite drought-tolerant. Like its relative, the hibiscus, you will often find it for sale in tree form, making a striking focal point for the garden or a standout for large containers. While it's grown as an annual in most areas, it is a perennial shrub in Zones 9-11.