Spotted White Rock Rose
Cistus x aguilarii 'Maculatus'
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
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- 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 la-DAH-ni-fer mak-u-LA-tus|
|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||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.|
|Flower Attribute||Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Once established, needs only occasional watering.|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7 - 10