Spotted White Rock Rose
Cistus x aguilarii 'Maculatus'
|Description||Sturdy shrub considered one of the showiest of the white-flowered rock roses. Large, single white flowers with maroon spots are displayed in profusion in spring. Excellent for firescaping, on dry banks, in rock gardens or an accent plant. Evergreen.|
|Watering||Once established water during dry spells.|
|Mature Size||Moderate grower to 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.|
|Design Ideas||Excellent shrub for dry gardens thriving on banks, slopes and open areas. Beautiful planted in small irregular groups in conjunction with rock surfacing and boulders. Stands nicely with arid western natives as well as the Mediterraneans of its homeland. Evergreen beauty for Spanish style homes with stucco exteriors as well as Craftsman bungalows.|
|Companion Plants||Lavender (Lavandula); Dwarf Olive (Olea); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Yarrow (Achillea); Sedum (Sedum)|
|Care||Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Drought tolerant, once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Does not tolerate or need heavy pruning.|
|Lore||The oil of rockrose was called "vegetable ambergris" because it was an ancient alternative to the rare whale ambergris treasured by the perfume and incense trade.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-10
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.