Also know as the Citrus albidus, the Rock Rose is a cold & drought hardy evergreen shrub with five delicate petals that look like single roses, that opens only to direct sun. The honey bees love them for their abundant source of pollen.
With various species your rock roses, locally called the Kliproos, can be pink, rose, yellow or white – but this variety is particularly good on the pollen count for honey bees. For humans? It is said that the rock rose as a remedy provides calm and courage helping us forget our fear, positively allowing us to mobilize tremendous forces to grow beyond ourselves. Such is the power of this little flower!
ROCK ROSE BEE PLANT VALUE N0-1 P1-3
Saving our bees is not just about making less toxic environments for them, but too about focusing on what we feed them. Like us, they need a balanced diet. Pollen and nectar from a diverse choice of flowers; protein from pollen, and carbohydrates, sugars, from nectar. Bee-effective and plant Good Bee Food, for you and your honey bees.
Ref Beeplant values: sanbi.org / Beeplants of South Africa, M.F. Johannsmeier