Rock rose

Cistus × argenteus 'Silver Pink'

Rock rose - Cistus × argenteus  'Silver Pink'

Common Name: Rock rose
Genus: Cistus
Species: ◊ argenteus
Cultivar: 'Silver Pink'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for growing in containers

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 0.75 m (75 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.90 m (90 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Grey, Pink, White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June & July

Soil Type: Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained

Cistus originate from dry, rocky parts of the Mediterranean and Canary Islands and  are drought-tolerant and low maintanance. 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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