Common Names: rock rose
Type: Evergreen shrub
Size: To 2 ft. high, 3-8 ft. wide
Flowers: Deep rose-pink 2 in. flowers with yellow center, spring to early summer; dull green textured leaves.
Uses: Ground cover, slopes. Fire resistive. Tolerates heat and salt air.
Wildlife: Deer resistive.
Soil: Tolerates poor soil. Well-drained is better.
Water: Low to medium. Overwatering can kill plant.
Sun: Full sun.
Pruning: Prune out older growth; can be sheared to control shape.
Pests & Diseases: (None found.)
Notes: Usually lasts from 4 to 7 years before looking rank and needing replacement. Hardy to 10° F. Other favorite rock roses in the Garden: C. purpurea Bed O.