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Cistus x purpureus (Orchid Rockrose)

Cistus x purpureus (Orchid Rockrose)

Cistus are sun loving, fast growing, drought tolerant, no maintenance, beautiful shrubs. This Cistus blooms with a profusion of showy large pink blossoms for a few weeks in spring. This Cistus has dark green leafs that have a very sweet resinous smell when warmed by the sun. Plant Cistus in tough terrain, where other plants will struggle, along driveways, in rock gardens, on cut banks, and other hard to landscape areas. Cistus tend to grow in pleasing shrub shape, do not prune cistus hard, rather remove old dead wood, and pinch back green tips to shape.


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