A picture of a Common Rock Rose

Common Rock Rose

Helianthemum nummularium

Also known as

Common rock rose, Rock rose

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Common Rock Rose Overview

This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe. STEM: Many, woody below, low-growing or angled upwards. ROOT: Thick, woody stock, vertical tap-root. HAIRS: Sparse or short; dense, whitish beneath leaves. STIPULES: Present, narrowly spear-shaped. LEAF-STALK: Much shorter than blade. BRACTS: Narrowly spear-shaped. FLOWER STALK: About equaling flower. SEPALS: 5, 2 slender, 3 oval. PETALS: 5, equal, oval, crumpled, soon falling. STAMENS: Numerous, moving apart when touched. STIGMA: 1, 3-lobed on S-shaped style. OVARY: 1, 1-celled SEEDS: Many, egg-shaped.

How to propagate Common Rock Rose

Cuttings

Semi-ripe cuttings in early summer.

Other uses of Common Rock Rose

Walls, rock garden, ground cover Summer interest.