Areas of origin: Northern Africa and South western Europe
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 1.5m, width up to 1.5m (4.9').
Soil Type: All. Avoid soil that is too wet.
Hardiness: Tolerates very dry conditions. Take care in hard frosts. Hardy to -12°C.
Exposure: Full sun.
Properties and uses:
Evergreen bushy shrub with very abundant pink flowers in spring.
Plant in the ground or in a container near to the house or swimming pool.
It is also very good in flowerbeds and rockeries.
List of Cistus :
• Laurel Leaved Rockrose (Cistus laurifolius), abundant white blossom in the spring.
• Montpellier Rockrose (Cistus monspeliensis), abundant white blossom.
• Sage Leaved Rockrose (Cistus salvifolius), dislikes chalky soil, hardy to -5°C, white blossom.