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JetmorganJetmorgan Posts: 79

Cycling to work I found this plant in the garden wall of a house...and being a bit cheeky I took a quick photo. What plant is this please as I would like to get into my garden as it was covered in bees.


 Sorry it's on it's side...for some reason my computer won't rotate 


  • Looks like Cistus (Rock Rose) 

  • And its OK, as when the picture is clicked on, it rights itself.

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,036

    It is Helianthemum rather than Cistus.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,984

    Yes Helianthemum not Cistus

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Suz3Suz3 Posts: 105

    It looks stunning! imageimage

  • I thought they were the same plant. Its lovely anyway. 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,984

    That's the problem with common names, they're both called rock rose by someimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • JetmorganJetmorgan Posts: 79

    many thanks for all your help...I'll get some for next year...just have to find a place to put it!!!

  • LandlubberLandlubber Posts: 396

    really like that.... fantasticimage

  • paulk2paulk2 Posts: 184

    Helianthemum's can get very woody as they age and don't always regrow from old wood if you prune then, so it's good to take cuttings to replace them every few years like you would with lavender. They also need full sun and free draining soil, so it's best to treat them like an alpine.

    Another common name for the Helianthemum is "sun rose", so perhaps this has led to confusion with "rock rose".

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