Evergreen subshrubs and members of the Cistus family, Sun Roses come from the Mediterranean. Tolerant of drought and salt spray, they exhibit the general hardiness that makes them welcome in a rock garden. Let them cascade over a wall or some other sunny well-drained location. Tufted with yellow stamens, their fleeting, silky, rose-like blossoms provide a luminous and continuous display against small-sized matte foliage. Capable of quick infill, combine the Sun Roses with water-thrifty companions like Lavenders, select Euphorbias and Origanums.
Close-knit reflective dark green leaves are buried by a generous supply of opulent wine-red flowers with sunshine-yellow stamens. Well suited for edging a border or topping a stone wall, ‘Mesa Wine’ promises intoxicating allure, especially when associated with Dianthus and Cistus ‘Tania Compton’.
Size: 8" high x 18" wide.
Hardy to zone 4.
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