5 years to reach maturity
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Montpelier Rock Rose Overview
Cistus monspeliensis is also called Montpelier rock rose, it bears attractive blousy white, shallowly cup-shaped blooms with numerous yellow stamens. These are arranged in clusters of 2-8 flowers, on branched structures known as panicles. It is an evergreen shrub capable of growing to a maximum size of around 2m wide and high, with an attractive rounded habit. It resides in the rockrose family, Cistaceae. Foliage is dark green and narrow, linear to lance-shaped and up to 5cm in length. Flowering occurs in late spring, between spring and summer and before roses typically start to flowering in June.
Common problems with Montpelier Rock Rose
Generally pest and disease free.
Montpelier Rock Rose Companion Plants
Plant alongside low growing shrubs with similar water requirements.
How to propagate Montpelier Rock Rose
Softwood cuttings. Take 10-15cm long cuttings and remove bottom half og the leaves. Place in well-draining soil mixture.
Special features of Montpelier Rock Rose
Attracts useful insects
Nectar and pollen-rich flowers attract bees and other beneficial insect pollinators.
Other uses of Montpelier Rock Rose
Grown for their succession of freely borne, short lived, showy flowers. Suitable for coastal conditions.