Cistus x pulverulentus 'Sunset'

Cistus x pulverulentus ‘Sunset’

An evergreen groundcover rockrose that only gets to 2 to 2 1/2 feet tall but can spread out to 6 to 8 feet wide. It has slightly wavy-edged felty gray-green leaves. In spring and well into summer appear the 2″ wide bright magenta flowers with bright yellow stamens at their centers.

Pronunciation: SIS-tus pul-ver-oo-LEN-tus

Species Meaning: Powdery

Cultivation Notes

Full sun in well-drained soil with infrequent to little irrigation once established – regular irrigation promotes fast growing but a shorter lived plant. Can withstand salt.

Additional Information

A naturally occurring hybrid between Cistus albidus and C. crispus that was discovered in southwestern Europe in 1929. It received a Royal Horticulture Award of Garden Merit in 2002.

In Our Garden

Plant ID: P22085

Found in Contemporary Garden,

Waiting to find its forever home in the garden.

We acquired this plant from Portland Nursery.

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Family: Cistaceae

Genus: Cistus

Species: pulverulentus

Variety: Sunset

Commonly known as: Magenta Rockrose

Height: <3ft

Spread: 5ft to 10ft

Growth Habit:
Evergreen
Flowering
Shrub
Sun Needs:
Full Sun
Soil Type:
Well-drained
Season of Interest:
Summer
Dormancy:
Winter
Zone:
Zn8b - down to 15F

Resistant to Deer.

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