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
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
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.
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