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
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.
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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