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Cistus monspeliensis

Montpelier Rockrose


Montpelier Rockrose

Montpelier Rockrose will not survive winters below 10 degrees or imperfect drainage. But, where it does survive, it lives with a flourish. This photo shows a sprawling Montpelier Rockrose that has covered more than 20 feet just by laying its stems in the earth and rooting

Rockroses are wonderful beneficial insect plants. The pollen filled centers are especially loved by bees. Rockroses flower for about six weeks in spring. As the day ends the open flower floats to the ground. The next morning a new one will unfold to take its place.

While extremely drought tolerant, Rockroses benefit from water in the summer in a dry climate. This encourages the most flowers and expansion of the shrub.

Rockroses never need pruning but can be pruned at anytime after flowering for shape. They should not be cut way back. Old wood may not produce new growth.

  Cultural Information

Height: 3 to 4 Feet

Hardiness: Perennial
in Zones 8-11

Flower Color: White

Characteristics: Full Sun,
Water Conserving

Uses: Butterfly,

This item has been discontinued. You might want to View Other Rockroses .  

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