Rock Rose, Sun Rose

Rock Rose, Sun Rose - Cistus
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Description: Evergreen shrubs, native to the Mediterranean region that will lighten up any summer garden with their gloriously vibrant flowers and occasionally aromatic foliage. They can be fairly small plants to quite large ones, so there will always be one that fits your garden style. The leaves are oval to lance-shaped from 2.5 to 10cm long. The very showy saucer-shaped, papery flowers are bourn from early to mid-summer, each flower only lasting a day.

Hardiness: Mostly hardy

Height: 60 x 60cm

Position: Full sun

Soil: Very well drained garden soil

Water: Very drought tolerant once established

Usage: Good for covering hot sunny banks where they look stunning in full bloom

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