A medium sized, dense shrub to 3′ x 4′. The leaves are small and deep green. From late spring through summer, a succession of white blossoms dance above the mound. Each flower lasts only a day, but there is a steady progression of them. Each blossom is about 2″ across and the petals stick together making them a perfect, if somewhat ruffled, disc. The bright yellow/orange centers really make them pop.
Pronunciation: SIS-tus ob-too-sih-FOH-lee-us
Species Meaning: Blunt leaf
Cistus obtusifolius is native to Mediterranean.
Want well drained soil with little summer water once established.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P19005
Found in Down Under Up Top,
About half way up the steps on the right.
We acquired this plant from Xera Plants.