Basil-leaved rockrose Halimium ocymoides

basil-leaved rockrose


H. ocymoides is a bushy, spreading dwarf evergreen shrub with narrowly oval, grey-green leaves and bright yellow flowers to 3cm wide, the petals blotched with deep purple at the base, in early summer

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      basil-leaved rockrose

    • Common names

      Cistus algarvensis, Cistus ocymoides

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Spread

      0.5-1 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun

  • scissorsPruning

    group 9

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Wall-side Borders Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

  • insectPests

    Generally pest free

  • microbeDiseases

    Generally disease free