Plant Focus: Tough As A Rock Rose

September 13, 2018

Rock rose does not need much. It is not demanding other than asking for good drainage and some sun. It takes our North Texas weather in strides and laughs in the face of heat and drought. In return for some room in your garden, it will shower you with bright pink flowers that open in the morning and close in the evening.

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Rock rose has a long flowering period, and it is a workhorse in the garden. It benefits from a haircut a couple of times a year to prevent legginess and woodiness and to keep it more compact. It is a lovely addition to any pollinator garden, prairie or meadow gardens, and fits in well when used as an accent, planted en masse, or used as a taller border plant or lower backdrop in a garden bed.

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