Cistus purpureus

  • Cistus purpureus  orchid rockrose
  • Cistus purpureus  orchid rockrose
orchid rockrose

Easy to grow, drought tolerant shrub from the European Mediterranean. This old garden hybrid has stood the test of time. A tough evergreen, growing 4 -6 ft. tall and wide with leathery, fragrant foliage. Springtime brings an abundance of large, dark pink, crape-papery blossoms, with a crimson spot at the base of each petal. Plant in full sun with well draining soils and occasional summer water. Tolerates coastal conditions well, surviving wind and salt spray. Pollinators enjoy the flowers. Deer tolerant. 

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