Grayswood Pink Rock Rose

Cistus 'Grayswood Pink'

This small spreading evergreen shrub grows into a pleasing mound of gray-green, evergreen foliage. Cupped, pink, single flowers appear in mid-spring to summer. Well-suited to hot sun and low-water landscapes. Attractive to bees, butterflies and birds.
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Full sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.


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Average Size at MaturityReaches 3 ft. tall and 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeMid-Spring to Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Sustainable, Waterwise, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsCalifornia Lilac (Ceanothus); Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum); Lavender (Lavandula); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Sedum (Sedum)

Grows easily in average to poor, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Apply a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, prune annually after flowering.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10

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