CISTUS x purpureus

Commonly known as Rock rose

Rosy-crimson flowers with a maroon blotch at the base
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Narrowly-oblong, lance-shaped, dark-green leaves to 5cm (2in) long.
  • Red
    Rosy crimson
  • Striped, Veined or Multicoloured
  • Height
    1m (39in)
  • Spread
    1m (39in)
  • Dwarf shrub
    Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
    Rounded shrub with sticky, upright, red-flushed shoots. Flowers are crinkled, in terminal cymes of 3.
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
    Sheltered site.

CISTUS x purpureus

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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - insects, butterflies. Pinch back after flowering to maintain shape. Never prune hard.
    Pests & Diseases
    Place of origin
    Southern Europe.
  • Flower Shape
    To 7cm (3in) across
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
    Suitable for open site, slightly back from the sea
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf shape
    (see photos above)
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
    Generally lime tolerant, but can become chlorotic on chalky soils.
  • Wildlife
    Butterfly friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
1m (39in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1m (39in)

Buy Varieties of CISTUS x purpureus

CISTUS x purpureus 'Alan Fradd'

CISTUS x purpureus 'Alan Fradd'

Rock rose

white flowers with red marks at the base of each petal. Often has some flowers which revert in part to rosy-crimson

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