Common name: rockrose, sageleaf rockrose
Cistus are native to the dry rocky areas of the Mediterranean. A good indicator of there toughness, as long as the soil is free-draining. A plant that thrives on neglect while still looking beautiful.
Some of the taller varieties will benefit from a prune but otherwise maintain good form with little maintenance if in full sun. Ideal plants for rock gardens, gravel gardens, and stony soils. All cistus are evergreen.
C.salviifolius ‘prostratus’ is a low spreading shrub with a profusion of snow white flowers with golden stamens. Flowers smother the plant in succession from spring to early summer.
- 30-60 x 180-240 cms
- Full sun
- Free-draining soils
- 1 liter pot