Purple Rock Rose
Cistus x purpureus
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||SIS-tus pur-PUR-ee-us|
|Lore||Oil harvested from the rockrose plants was known as labdanum, a valuable alternative to rare whale ambergris in the ancient perfume trade.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 4 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late Spring into Summer|
|Design Ideas||This popular Rock Rose is at home in the traditional landscape and the rugged dryland garden. Beautiful in bloom, it looks fine as a single specimen or in a group to fill overly large planting areas. Makes a heat-tolerant background and foundation plant for full sun plantings. Fits along fence lines and spreads enough to be a filler too. Its muted foliage color and unique textural quality is valuable for complementing rugged conifers and wild-looking perennials. Even does exceptionally well in the reflected heat street side or along the driveway.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, 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, Year-round Interest, Heat Loving, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Durable Summer Color|
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 - 11