Rock rose

Cistus × lenis 'Grayswood Pink'

Rock rose - Cistus × lenis  'Grayswood Pink'

Common Name: Rock rose
Genus: Cistus
Species: ◊ lenis
Cultivar: 'Grayswood Pink'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for ground cover

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 1.00 m (100 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 1.00 m (100 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Pink, White
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: June & July

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

A profusion of papery, pale pink flowers fading to white towards the centre during June and July and wavy-margined, grey-green leaves. This graceful low-growing rock rose provides excellent all-year groundcover for sheltered sunny areas of the garden. Why not grow it at the front of the border with other sun-loving Mediterranean plants, where the detail of the flowers can be appreciated close-up.

  • 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.

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