Sage-leafed rock-rose. A low spreading evergreen shrub growing about 60 cm tall by 120cm wide. Grey-green foliage looks wrinkled like a sage leaf. In spring, the flower buds develop in the shape of an inverted heart, opening into large pure white flowers with orange yellow stamens in the centre and a yellow spot at the base of each petal. It is very useful as a nectar and pollen resource for insects. Plant in full sun in well-drained poor soils.
This is a great drought tolerant plant, particularly for securing sloped or other difficult areas. Its low ground-hugging nature makes it a good candidate for areas where a low fuel (load) fire-resistant plant is required in the landscape, easily maintained with brush cutters in summer leading to new fresh growth in Autumn. It is commonly seen in Southern Portugal on rocky slopes, particularly on acidic soils, but this is not a requirement. Widespread through the Mediterranean Basin, both throughout Southern Europe east to Turkey and much of North Africa.
We are a plant nursery in the Algarve specialising in dry mediterranean species. We propagate and grow our own stock in conditions they are likely to endure when they are planted out.
We grow plants that are adapted to the dry land conditions in Portugal and southern Spain, both mediterranean perennials and succulents.
We choose plants that require very little water and maintenance. We produce a range of dry land plants that are typical of the worlds mediterranean regions. These are available to order ready for planting in the wetter months of the year. Please order the plants you need and we’ll have them ready at the best time for planting.
To ensure your new plants adapt and establish quickly, we produce them in special anti-spiral root pruning containers and a range of fibre pots (no plastic waste) with our own tried and tested growing media.
Please note we have no retail outlet or garden centre and are not open to the public. For more information you can contact us here.
Plantas adaptadas à seca - produzimos plantas adaptadas às condições de Portugal e Sul de Espanha, tanto espécies mediterrânicas como suculentas.
Oferecemos uma gama de espécies típicas das zonas climáticas mediterrânicas em todo o mundo.