How to grow Rock rose

Rock rose grow and care – shrub‎ of the genus Cistus also known as Rock rose plant, Rock rose perennial evergreen used as ornamental drought tolerance plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropics or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 8-11.

Leaves color green linear or oval shape and leaves are fragrant.

Rock rose flower

Flower color can be: white, yellow, purple or pink with 5 petals some of the cultivars have like crushed petals like crepe.

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How to grow Rock rose growing and care:

Sedimentary rock, well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:

How to prune:
For Design

Size of the plant?
50-100 cm

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Winter / Spring

General information about the flower
White, purple, yellow or pink flowers with 5 petals some of the cultivars have like crushed petals

Scientific name:


How to grow Rock rose

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Growing Rock rose plant

Rock rose plant flower

Rock rose plant care

Rock rose plant

Rock rose


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Winter flowers
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • White flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
Plant Uses
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Hedging plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9