Cistus x purpureus

A wonderful vision of deep pink flowers with distinctive markings, rest above aromatic foliage, attracting butterflies from early summer.

Month Available: April

Evergreen / Deciduous: Evergreen

Flower Colour: Pink

Suitable For Wildlife: Butterflies

Soil Type: Well-drained

Sun/Shade: Full sun

Season of Interest: Summer

Flower/Foliage/Berries: Flowers

Plant Type: Shrub

Hardy: Protect from extended periods of frost

Main Attribute: Summer flowering.

Height / Spread: 90cm x 90cm (3ft x 3ft)

I have a patch in my garden which has very poor soils. Cistus are great for areas like this and will grow well in poor soils as long as they have the sun.

Where to Plant: Borders

Pests and Diseases: Free

Plant Care: Cut out any dead wood in spring and trim lightly after flowering.

Care and Time: Medium - spring

Warning: None

Benefits: A good garden plant, good performer in the garden, evergreen, masses of flowers.

History: Commonly known as Rock Rose, Cistus are evergreen shrubs, flowering over a long period with each flower lasting only one day.

EU Rights: N/A

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