Warley Rose Rock Rose

Cistus x crispatus 'Warley Rose'

Single, rose-like pink blooms appear in late spring and adorn the drought tolerant bush. Perfect for dry or hot locations and seaside plantings. Plant on dry banks for a splash of color.
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Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Botanical PronunciationSIS-tus
LoreOil harvested from the rockrose plants was known as labdanum, a valuable alternative to rare whale ambergris in the ancient perfume trade.
Average Size at MaturityUp to 2 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeLate spring through summer
Design IdeasThis 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeRepeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleMediterranean
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Firewise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce 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

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