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Questions About Rockrose Plants

Asked by
jessie349 on
June 23, 2015
south west scotland

Q. rockrose leaves turning brown

My rockrose is still young and in a pot but ii is starting to go brown on the leaves, which are falling off in the middle and turning brown.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 23, 2015
A.

Has is received to much water?
Heavy rains could cause this.

You could try treated with Neem Oil also, as it is both a fungicide and pesticide.
Here are a few links.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/rockrose/how-to-grow-rockrose-shrubs.htm

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Asked by
Robinsue on
March 28, 2017
RG10 0LP

Q. Cuttings from rock rose

I have a rambling rock rose which has been amazingly resilient. I wondered if I would be able to take cuttings to produce more plants?

Answered by
roseman on
April 7, 2017
A.

It is possible to take cuttings and get more plants but the success rate can be frustrating. I recommend dipping the cut ends of the cuttings you try into a product called Olivia's Cloning Gel. It has worked the best for me in getting cuttings of all types to take root well.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 10, 2017

Q. rockroses & roses

Should you cut of the flowers as they die off during the growing season?

Answered by
ellie13232 on
June 12, 2017
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Sure. For the roses dead head by cutting below the leaves just below the flower and above the next set of leaves down. Right above the second set of leaves down from the flower. You should see some new growth forming at the node at this point I haven't dead headed rock roses, Cistus, if we are talking about the same plant. You can prune them back during the season if the plants are overgrown, but deadheading will encourage the plant to rebloom without removing any stems responsible for the next set of blooms.

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Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 11, 2017
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Most rosebushes need deadheading (the removal of old spent blooms) in order to repeat bloom well. The exceptions to this rule are the Knockout roses and the Home Run line of roses, for those you just pull the old dead petals off to tidy them up and leave the rest.

For rock roses I believe you are referring to Portulacca's or Moss Roses as they are sometimes called. You do not have to remove the flowers when they are done but the overall plants look better if you do. They will continue to bloom either way just fine.

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Asked by
suehumes on
June 25, 2018
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Q. I didn\\\’t trim the rockrose after it bloomed this spring and it now has buds. Will it bloom again this summer?

If I trim now will it bud again for next year? White Rockrose (Cistus corbariensis)

Answered by
BushDoctor on
June 25, 2018
Certified Expert
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I would not recommend pruning these. It is unnecessary, and can promote infection. They will only need pruning to remove dead or decaying matter. Other than this, they are best left alone.

This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/rockrose/how-to-grow-rockrose-shrubs.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
February 7, 2019

Q. Growing Rockrose

I would like to grow Rockrose to use with other herbs for a medicinal tea. However, I live in the southern part of Pennsylvania (Somerset County) and would like to grow this as a potted plant. Would I be able to grow it as a potted plant, and do I live in the right growing zone for this plant?  Also, what parts of the plant are used; could I use the petals and leaves for a tea?

Answered by
MichiganDot on
February 8, 2019
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Unfortunately, Somerset County is too cold for rockrose. I think it would be difficult to grow in a pot as even compact forms grow 5 ft. tall. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/rockrose/how-to-grow-rockrose-shrubs.htm

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Asked by
sylviawoolley2000 on
April 2, 2019
Hyde, Manchester, Uk

Q. Care of Helianthemum Rock Rose

I have a few Helianthemum Rock Rose plants measuring about 3″ x. 2″ . They are in pots and i just put them outside in the daytime bringing in unheated conservatory at night. I am wondering if i am keeping them too moist as i do tend to over water than under water. Am i doing the right thing for these plants please. Any helpful advice appreciated

Answered by
BushDoctor on
April 2, 2019
Certified Expert
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No matter the plant, underwatering is far better than overwatering. This is the leading cause of infection in plants, and should be avoided. Without a photo, though, it will be hard to say.

Since these are very drought tolerant, these will want to be VERY DRY before watering again. This article will give you a better idea of the care that these require: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/rockrose/how-to-grow-rockrose-shrubs.htm

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Asked by
Guymitch on
August 6, 2019
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Q. What is this shrub

Like more info on care of this shrub but have forgotten the name

Answered by
BushDoctor on
August 6, 2019
Certified Expert
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Without close up details of leaves and flowers, it can be hard to pinpoint, exactly, what it could be. I'm inclined to say that it is a Cisctus, or type of Rock Rose, but without being able to see the flowers I can't say for certain.

This article will help you to compare: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/rockrose/how-to-grow-rockrose-shrubs.htm

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