Cistus × argenteus 'Silver Pink'

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2 litre pot £19.99 £11.99
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Buy Cistus × argenteus 'Silver Pink' rock rose: A free-flowering variety

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

    Cistus originate from dry, rocky parts of the Mediterranean and Canary Islands, and so are drought-tolerant and low maintenance. They produce masses of flowers in midsummer, but each lasts only one day. 'Silver Pink' is particularly free flowering, and forms a neat mound, with a profusion of delicate, papery, silvery-pink flowers, fading to almost white in the centre, during June and July. Try it at the front of a sunny, well-drained border or in large patio container.

  • Garden care: After flowering, pinch back young plants to encourage a bushy habit. Lightly trim or cut back any stems that spoil the symmetry of the plant. It benefits from a liquid feed after flowering.

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I would buy this product again


Has been a bit lost amongst other small, new plants e.g. potentilla


Western France


Cistus Silver Pink


I bought 2 of these plants as part of a new garden design I was planting in my garden - the quality of these plants was really good and the service from Crocus was excellent. The plants were delivered within the quoted time and packaged really well. The started growing almost immediately they were planted and are now growing really well in my garden.


East Midlands


I would recommend this product


Strong plant, nice cool pink flowers useful in bright busy border




Lovely crinkly flowers


This rock rose has lovely large crinkly pink flowers and the foliage looks attractive too.


North Yorkshire


Good healthy plants


I used 19 identical plants in a line to form a low informal flowering hedge that has a good show of pink in June and Sseptember

Doug W




4.6 5


Rabbit proof shrubs Dear Sirs We are planning to plant a 30mt long border with flowering shrubs and have assorted colours of Rhododendrons in mind. Our main concern is that the shrubs must be rabbit proof as the border is adjacent to woods and a large grassed area. Also, where possible we would like to have 'flowers' on the shrubs throughout the summer. Would you be able to provide a picking list of suitable shrubs? Thank you for your prompt attention Andy

Clark, Andy (buying)

Hello there, These are really troublesome pests, and there are no effective deterrents available (apart from getting a guard dog) which will be any help to you. They tend to prefer leaves and soft stems rather than flowers and woody stems, and they seem to prefer feeding in exposed positions and often nibble plants at the edge of borders. This habit can be used to the gardener's advantage by planting more valuable subjects in the centre of beds. In winter, when food is scarce, deciduous plants at the edge of beds will not interest rabbits, and will help protect winter flowers in the centre. Below is a list of flowering shrubs which they usually tend to leave alone. Buddleia davidii, Ceanothus Cistus Cotoneaster dammeri Deutzia Hebe Hypericum Hydrangea Mahonia aquifolium Potentilla fructicosa Rhododendron spp. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

Crocus Helpdesk

Advice required please... Hello, I wonder if you can please help. I have a west facing balcony that gets the sun most of the afternoon - so gets pretty hot during the summer. I would really like to get some pretty flowering plants but have no idea what would be suitable for this area. Could you please advise. Many thanks Clare

C Mul

Hello Clare, The first thing I would strongly recommend is that you install an automatic watering system as plants on a sunny balcony will dry out very quickly. If watering is not going to be a problem, then can choose from any of the following Bergenia Viburnum tinus Cistus Lavandula Brachyglottis I hope this give you a few ideas. Helen Plant Doctor

Crocus Helpdesk

What can I plant on my slope? I have a fairly steep bank of clay soil, which is in full sun most of the day. What do you think would grow well and provided easy maintenance. I would welcome any opinions you have.

Below is a list of plants that should grow well on a sunny slope. Before planting dig in loads of well-composted manure to help improve the soil. It is back-breaking work, but well worth it in the long run. SHRUBS Cotoneaster dammeri Hebe pinguifolia 'Pagei' Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. repens Cistus x argenteus 'Silver Pink' PERENNIALS Alchemilla mollis Artemisia ludoviciana 'Silver Queen' Origanum laevigatum 'Herrenhausen'


What can grow in a pot in a seaside location? We have a decent-sized front garden and we would love to have something that we can grow in a very large tub. We live very close to the beach so it is sometimes very windy. What can we put out there?

Pat Fox

There are some great plants that should be able to cope provided they are kept well fed and watered. Here are some of the best. Ceanothus Cistus Lavandula Convolvulus cneorum Rosmarinus Brachyglottis (Dunedin Group) 'Sunshine'


What can we grow in our dry, sunny border? I have a sunny and very dry border up against the front of the house. It is about 14 inches wide but protected by the house from receiving hardly any rain. Because of the window any plants must be less than 1m high. We have considered lavender but would really appreciate any other suggestions.

Carl and Deirdre Leaman

There are some lovely plants (including the lavenders) that will thrive in a dry, sunny spot, but it will be important that they are kept really well watered for the first year or so until they have had a chance to become established. Below are some of the ones we sell, just click on the link below each plant name to find out more about that particular one. Convolvulus cneorum Cistus Santolina chamaecyparissus Nana Lavender Achillea Echinops


What plants would you recommend for my Mediterranean style garden? Our garden is quite well established and has a Mediterranean feel. We have quite a few spaces that need filling and were hoping you could suggest a few things?

Mrs C Taylor

We have several plants that might interest you - here are some of the best Lavandula Cistus Kniphofia Euphorbias Yucca filamentosa Eryngium Sedum Brachyglottis Convolvulus cneorum



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