Sage-leafed rock-rose. A low spreading evergreen shrub growing about 60cm tall by 120cm wide. Grey-green foliage looks wrinkled like a sage leaf. In spring it has large pure white flowers with orange yellow stamens in the centre and a yellow spot at the base of each petal. Plant in full sun in well-drained poor soils.
This is a great drought tolerant plant, particularly for securing sloped or other difficult areas. Its low ground-hugging nature makes it a good candidate for areas where a low fuel (load) fire resistant plant is required in the landscape, easily maintained with brush cutters in summer leading to new fresh growth in Autumn. It is commonly seen in Southern Portugal on rocky slopes, particularly on acidic soils but this is not a requirement, widespread through the Mediterranean Sea basin both throughout southern Europe east to Turkey and much of North Africa.