rock rose

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Noun1.rock rose - any of numerous varieties of helianthemums having small rose-like yellow or white or reddish flowersrock rose - any of numerous varieties of helianthemums having small rose-like yellow or white or reddish flowers
helianthemum, sun rose, sunrose - any plant of the genus Helianthemum; vigorous plants of stony alpine meadows and dry scrub regions
2.rock rose - small shrubs of scrub and dry woodland regions of southern Europe and North Africa; grown for their showy flowers and soft often downy and aromatic evergreen foliage
Cistus, genus Cistus - small to medium-sized evergreen shrubs of southern Europe and North Africa
Cistus albidus, white-leaved rockrose - compact white pubescent shrub of southwestern Europe having pink flowers
Cistus ladanifer, Cistus ladanum, common gum cistus - shrub having white flowers and viscid stems and leaves yielding a fragrant oleoresin used in perfumes especially as a fixative
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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So they started on their way, and after much wandering they reached a spot where a great rock rose straight up in the middle of the road.
Certain tall white cones of rock rose out of the purple sea; they flushed in the afternoon light and their vague rosiness gave them a human expression in face of the cold expanse toward which the prow was turned; they seemed to say farewell, to be the last note of a peopled world.
The geology and soils of the White Peak landscape provide ideal conditions for a wide range of plants from the early purple orchid and mountain pansy to cowslips, rock roses and bilberries.
Instead of lavender and rosemary - use Afghan sage and rock roses Most lavender and rosemary are propagated and grown in Britain, but for early sales, many are imported from southern Europe.
Mention rock roses and most gardeners think of Cistus but the group also includes Helianthemum which is smaller and spreading with a wide range of colours and suitable for rockeries and border edges.
Include ornamental grasses, sedges, rock roses and thrifts and throw in some early spring and summer bulbs to add height, colour and scent.
The fragrance of the flowers is especially strong in late spring and you can see colourful giant geraniums, Californian annuals (poppies and lupins), rock roses, echiums and darwinias.