Clusters of pretty rose-like flowers cover the fuzzy-textured gray-green foliage in early summer; a great groundcover or rock garden plant; tolerant of poor, dry soils, hot garden locations and salt spray
Sunset Magenta Rockrose is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Sunset Magenta Rockrose is smothered in stunning rose cup-shaped flowers with yellow eyes at the ends of the branches from early to mid summer. It has attractive grayish green deciduous foliage. The fuzzy pointy leaves are highly ornamental but do not develop any appreciable fall colour.
Sunset Magenta Rockrose will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
Sunset Magenta Rockrose makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.