Cistus incanus


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.
Cistus incanus, Rockrose
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

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 3 ft. to 5 ft.

Width: 5 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates.

Related Plants

Cistus 'Warley Rose', Cistus x purpureus, Cistus salviifolius
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