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Questions About Rockrose Plants

Asked by
jessie349 on
June 23, 2015

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
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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

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
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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
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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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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Asked by
suehumes on
June 25, 2018

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
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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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