Warley Rose Rock Rose
Cistus x crispatus 'Warley Rose'
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Lore||Oil harvested from the rockrose plants was known as labdanum, a valuable alternative to rare whale ambergris in the ancient perfume trade.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Up to 2 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late spring through summer|
|Design Ideas||This is a very bright-flowering, spreading shrub, ideal for reducing maintenance in dry gardens. Excellent for a drought-resistant planting on banks and slopes. Good for separating your yard from neighbor's driveway. It is at home in a Mediterranean or Santa Fe setting. Works very well as filler between larger shrubs, and for arranging along edges of dry streambeds and around boulders. Takes the heat in stride and will add zest to a rock garden with cacti or Western natives.|
|Flower Attribute||Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Firewise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise|
|Watering Needs||Once established, needs only occasional watering.|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11