• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Halimium lasianthum

Woolly rock rose

Woolly rock rose

© � RHS 1999

  • Other common names Woolly rock rose

  • Synonyms Cistus lasianthus

  • Genus Halimium are small evergreen shrubs with simple, entire leaves and 5-petalled, saucer-shaped yellow or white flowers in late spring and early summer

  • Family Cistaceae / Cistaceae

  • Species H. lasianthum is a bushy small evergreen shrub of low, spreading habit. Leaves greyish, oval. Flowers 4cm in width, bright yellow, each petal blotched maroon near the base, borne in clusters from late spring

  • Plant range SW Europe N Africa


  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Bushy



  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral


  • Ultimate height

    0.5-1 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    1-1.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    5-10 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in well-drained sandy soil in full sun

Propagation Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Mediterranean Climate Plants

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 9

Pests Generally pest free

Diseases Generally disease free

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