Roses that Rock

Moss Rose. This is one of my favorite plants to grow. I remember seeing this in my parent’s yard growing up. It only grows 4 – 8 inches high and spreads up to 2 feet. It’s a perfect ground cover for any large, hot and dry spot in your yard or garden. I’ve seen it grow in rocks as shown in the picture below.

Grows anywhere, even on rocks!

It comes in many color varieties. Here’s a picture of my lovely, orange Moss Rose!

The Moss Rose on my patio!

The thing about these roses is they only open up when the sun comes out. If there’s a cloudy, overcast day, unlike anything we are having here in Texas right now, they will stay closed until the sun comes out again. They love the sun, so be sure and plant them in an area that receives at least 6 – 8 hours daily! Keep in mind, they need good drainage and must be deadheaded so that you can enjoy healthier blooms! You only need to fertilize them once in the middle of the summer and again in late summer.

Planting them anywhere along your driveway, sidewalk, walkway or even between pavers are all good choices for them! I’m about to plant some in a new container and set them in this cute little bicycle planter I found on Amazon. They also make for a beautiful hanging basket!

Isn't this adorable?

These roses definitely rock for Mother’s Day!

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