Cistus × purpureus

rock rose

2 litre pot
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Rock roses are irresistible with their dry, woody, resinous fragrance, evoking memories of Mediterranean skies instantly. Non-stop production of the charming fleeting tissue-paper flowers guarantees you will never even notice that the flowers only last a day

Lucy Summers - Greenfingers Guides

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June and July
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection in cold areas)

    Cistus originate from dry, rocky parts of the Mediterranean and Canary Islands and so are drought-tolerant and low maintanance. They produce masses of flowers in midsummer, but each lasts only one day. In June and July, Cistus x purpureus produces crumpled, dark-pink flowers splashed with maroon at the base of each petal. Try this rounded, sun-loving, evergreen rock rose towards the front of a sheltered, sunny, well-drained border, or in a container. It will tolerate chalky soil and salty air.

  • Garden care: After flowering, pinch back young plant to encourage a bushy habit. Lightly trim or cut back any stems that spoil the symmetry of the plant. This plant should never be pruned hard.

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Lovely, albeit short lived, flowers

By Nic

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    Comments about Cistus x purpureus:

    Beautiful in the summer, am hoping it lasts over winter - having little shelter or it.

    • Your Gardening Experience:
    • Keen but clueless

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    Lovely

    By Isabel

    from Wiltshire

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      Comments about Cistus x purpureus:

      A neat shape and attractive grey/ green foliage.
      Lovely when covered in flowers intermittently from May to July. Slightly tender. Great for hot, dry places.

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      • Experienced

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