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Q.Beginning Gardener and need Help

Zone Grapevine, TX 76051 | Anonymous added on May 3, 2020 | Answered


I am a beginner to gardening and I have a series of questions I would like answered. I am wanting to buy and grow the Cistus X Pulverulentus ‘Sunset’ Shrub Plant. Here are my questions:

1. The plant grows in soil type= Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand Soil Ph= Acid, Alkaline,
Neutral Soil Drainage= Well Drained. So my question is what is the best soil I should
purchase for this plant for growing that I am able to purchase at Lowes or Home Depot or
at any gardening store? that will work perfectly for this plant and needs?

2. The Plant (Shrub) is drought tolerant when established. So when I get the plant how often do I water this plant like
daily or what? and for how long until its established? how will I know when it’s established?

3 Once Established plant(shrub) is drought tolerant how often should I then water plant? once a week, once every other week, good watering once a month, etc….?

That is it for now if I have any more questions I will email again and please include any
other info I need that I did not ask such as do I just put plant it soil and start water
or do I need to buy a water mix of some sort like I see Miracle Grow on tv or in

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Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on May 5, 2020

Your plant is also called Rock Rose. First, you'll need to ask a nursery person or someone at your local extension service about the best soil amendments for you. You may need to take a sample of your soil to determine what it needs. We do not recommend specific products.

Second, once your plant is in the ground you will need to water it regularly the first season till it is established. Then, according to the article below, you don't have to water or fertilize it again.

Here's an article on Rock Rose care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/rockrose/how-to-grow-rockrose-shrubs.htm

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