I went to my local gardening center for gardening shears and found that their clearance rack had two orchid rock rose plants (Cistus x purpureus). It’s been over 12 years since I’ve had orchid rock rose plants, so it’s like a new beginning. They even have some flower buds, so I’m quite excited that they have found a new home with me. Sometimes, garden centers want to get rid of plants that are not actively in flower, but in otherwise good condition. That’s where I come in!
Eventually, these shrubs will produce exquisitely beautiful purple-pink flowers with red-purple spots in the center (see photos of a flowering specimen here: https://www.snwa.com/apps/plant/detail.cfml?current_page=7&type=84&id=14794). For now, these shrubs will stay in their containers. Once they get acclimated to their new environment, I will find a suitable place for them in the back yard where they can bathe in sun to their hearts’ content. They also require less water, so I get beauty and water conservation – fantastic!
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