rock rose

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Synonyms for rock rose

any of numerous varieties of helianthemums having small rose-like yellow or white or reddish flowers

small shrubs of scrub and dry woodland regions of southern Europe and North Africa

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All rock roses are natives of south-western Europe and North Africa where they are seen growing freely on walls and in rocky outcrops and although some thrive well enough in any garden soil, they prefer it to be sandy and are much more likely to suffer during winter in rich soil.
The fragrance of the flowers is especially strong in late spring and you can see colourful giant geraniums, Californian annuals (poppies and lupins), rock roses, echiums and darwinias.
It's best not to interfere with rock roses, a family of short-lived summer shrubs, which won't come back easily if cut back hard.
It's best not to interfere with rock roses, which won't come back easily if cut back hard.
ROCK roses are an excellent choice for sunny borders and rockeries.
Other plants mentioned elsewhere in the Bible, include rock roses, asphodel, Star of Bethlehem, hyacinth, narcissus and daffodil.
PRUNE rock roses ( cistus and halimium ( once they have finished flowering by cutting off about two-thirds of the length of this year's growth, but do not cut into last year's woodier growth.
They share this characteristic with the rock roses (Cistus species), much loved for their fragrant leaves and crepe-textured flowers in rose, salmon, purple and white, but short-lived and victimized by the same stem dieback to which cassias, acacias and other leguminous shrubs and trees succumb.