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Rock Rose Cistus Collection
Rock Rose Cistus Collection
Rock Rose Cistus Collection
Rock Rose Cistus Collection
Rock Rose Cistus Collection

Rock Rose Cistus Collection

Smothered in crepe-paper flowers through the summer, this is an exceptional garden shrub that loves to bask in the sun.
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Protect From Frost
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
  • Cistus enjoys dry and sunny conditions and is perfect for gravel gardens and dry, sheltered areas
  • Each bloom lasts only a day, but the display lasts for many weeks through the summer
  • Easy to grow and relatively trouble free, Cistus are quick growing and perfect in pots
  • Grow alongside other Mediterranean shrubs such as Rosemary, Salvias, Santolina and Lavender
  • Supplied as a collection of 3 plants in 9cm pots
3 x 9cm Pots - Item: 510756
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Product Description

Also known as the rock rose this Mediterranean native of dry, rocky soil enjoys dry and sunny conditions and is perfect for gravel gardens and dry, sheltered areas of the garden.

A plant that comes into its own in early summer, the single, saucer-shaped flowers around 5cm across are produced around the same time as peonies which makes them an ideal plant to bridge the gap between spring bulbs and summer roses. Each crepe-paper flower lasts only a day, but the bushes are smothered in buds, giving a display that lasts for many weeks.

Easy to grow and relatively trouble free, Cistus are quick growing and perfect in pots being relatively smaller, semi-evergreen shrubs. Ideal too for the front of the border where they will happily mingle with other Mediterranean shrubs such as Rosemary, Salvias, Santolina and Lavender. Fully hardy to around -10C, plants benefit from winter protection to avoid frost damage.

Supplied as three plants in 9cm pots, ready for planting into warm soil. 1 each of:

Cistus x pulverulentus 'Sunset' AGM - Award-winning cistus with rose-Pink blooms with yellow centre. 50cm x 100cm.
Cistus x purpureus 'Alan Fradd' - White flowers with a crimson blotch in the centre. 100cm x 100cm
Cistus 'Silver Pink' - One of the hardiest of the cistus varieties with blooms up to 8cm across. Peach-pink blooms. 100cm x 100cm

What Is Supplied

Item 510756 supplied as:
Supplied as three plants in 9cm pots, ready for planting into warm soil. 1 each of:
Cistus x pulverulentus 'Sunset' AGM - Award-winning cistus with rose-Pink blooms with yellow centre. 50cm x 100cm.
Cistus x purpureus 'Alan Fradd' - White flowers with a crimson blotch in the centre. 100cm x 100cm
Cistus 'Silver Pink' - One of the hardiest of the cistus varieties. Peach-pink blooms up to 8cm across. 100cm x 100cm

Plant Information

Top Tips

Grow on well-draining soil and avoid winter wet.

Care Guide

Planting Advice for Cistus:

  • Grow in a sheltered spot.
  • Cistus should be planted out in late spring or summer, rather than autumn. If your soil is not very sharp draining, add grit to the planting hole.
  • Water your potted plant well.
  • Dig a hole a little deeper and 3 x wider than the nursery pot.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
  • Dig a planting hole and sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base.
  • Place your plant in the hole at the same level at the pot.
  • Refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling).
  • Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball.
  • Water well and mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc.


 

Aftercare Advice for Cistus Collection:

  • Keep plants well-watered for their first season until established when they will become quite drought tolerant.
  • Fleece plants in cold winters to prevent frost damage.

 

Pruning Advice for Cistus:

  • Cistus are best pruned lightly after flowering to keep into shape. Pinch back new growth after flowering to achieve this.
  • Do not prune into old wood as plants are unlikely to recover.
Planting / Flowering Calendar
Best Time To Plant
When Your Plant Will Flower
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
100cm
100cm
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Rock Rose Cistus Collection
Rock Rose Cistus Collection
3 x 9cm Pots
Item: 510756
Only £12.99
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