Magenta Rock Rose
Cistus x pulverulentus 'Sunset'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||SIS-tus pul-ver-oo-LEN-tus|
|Lore||Oil harvested from the rockrose plants was known as labdanum, a valuable alternative to rare whale ambergris in the ancient perfume trade. The name Cistus is from the Greek for "box," alluding to the square shape of the seed capsules.|
|Is Direct To Consumer||No|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing, mounding habit; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late Spring to Early Fall|
|Design Ideas||This is a very bright-flowering, spreading shrub, ideal for reducing maintenance in dry gardens. Excellent for a drought-resistant planting on banks and slopes. Good for separating your yard from neighbor's driveway. It is at home in a Mediterranean or Santa Fe setting. Works very well as filler between larger shrubs, and for arranging along edges of dry streambeds and around boulders. Takes the heat in stride and will add zest to a rock garden with cacti or Western natives.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Heat Loving, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Aloe (Aloe); Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum); Sedum (Sedum); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe); Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe)|
Grows easily in average to poor, well-drained sites. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11