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    04 / 08 / 2013

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I have lived here since December 1998 and I have never seen this flower blooming. Location is somewhat sandy and it is very low to the ground like a wild violet.


  • stone Master Identifier says:

    I’ve done a bit of further research on this beauty since posting here… This plant seems to be related to the cistus, or rock-rose… I haven’t found anything online about transplanting this plant, even when I google “Helianthemum carolinianum transplanting”. So… You know what that often means… I collected some of last year’s seed a coupla days ago, but it’s hard to hold out much hope for those… In the Autumn, I’ll attempt transplanting one or two… But as far as you trying to move any of these now while they’re blooming? It’s important for people to know that wildflowers do not survive being moved in bloom. Most wildflowers are going to be problematic to move, even when the timing is appropriate… My suggestion… is to mark the location of the plants. They sell various implements for labeling plants in the flower garden… Likely the carolina sun rose would be fine if left alone, but I can’t say the same for it if moved.

    April 26th, 2013 at 1:22pm

  • Cindy Registered says:

    Thank you so very much for the information. Should I move them to a safer location?

    April 24th, 2013 at 10:43pm

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    I have this too… It’s a short period spring bloomer, but I really enjoy it in season. You’ve managed to capture the bloom very well…. I haven’t been as successful. I think I may have tracked down a name… See what you think… Carolina frostweed:

    April 23rd, 2013 at 9:07am

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