|Native to the Mediterranean region, these evergreen, spring- and summer-blooming shrubs are perfect for sunny, dry or hot situations and seashore plantings. Leaves vary in size and shape, but blooms are single and rose-like. Fast-growing and fire-resistant, they tolerate drought and poor soils. They are also cold-hardy to 10º to 20º F. Need little attention except for cutting back occasionally. Excellent drainage is essential to prevent root rot. Plant in masses in rock gardens or as a bank cover, as they help control erosion.
The leaves of this shrub are covered with soft, dense down. Purplish pink flowers grow 2 to 2½ inches wide.
Attributes - Cistus incanus
Plant Type: Shrub
Bloom Season: Late Spring through Early Summer
Flower Color: Purple
Height: 3 ft. to 5 ft.
Width: 5 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates.
Cistus 'Warley Rose', Cistus x purpureus, Cistus salviifolius