Sturt’s Desert Rose (Gossypium Sturtianum) is the floral emblem of Northern Territory of Australia. It is perennial shrub, has a life cycle of 10 years. It is highly tolerant to draught and occurs naturally in sandy or gravelly soils along dry creek beds water courses, gorges or rocky slopes. It has been successfully grown in a soil mixture containing gravel with a trace amount of clay. Flowering time peaks around late winter. The rose is very tolerant in times of draught and grows well in areas with low rain fall. Beautifully drawn pictures of desert rose make it very real to the heart. Quilters of all ages professional or starter will be proud to this fabric for their quilts.