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Cistus x pulverulentus 'Sunset' (Large Plant)

Rock Rose, Sun Rose

Hardy Shrub

Commonly known as the Rock Rose or Sun Rose, this low growing shrub is a 'must-have' for hot, sunny borders and gravel gardens. From June to August the bright pink, tissue-paper blooms are borne in abundance, each lasting just a day, before a new bloom opens to take its place. The grey-green wavy edged foliage is evergreen, providing good year round interest. Cistus x pulverulentus 'Sunset' enjoys poor, dry soils where many plants would struggle, and copes well in coastal positions. Although hardy to around -5°C, rock roses will appreciate a sheltered site with some winter protection.Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 90cm (36").


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Ideal For:
patio, cottage gardens, low maintenance garden, coastal garden
Flowering Period:
June, July, August
full sun
    • 1 x 3.6 litre potted clematis plant

    • Despatch: By end of April 2017
    • £14.99
    • 2 x 3.6 litre potted clematis plants

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Transplant Cistus plants into borders and containers outdoors in any well drained soil in full sun with shelter from cold winds. They will happily grow in poor soils. When growing Cistus in containers use a soil based compost such as John Innes No. 3.
Feed and water Cistus plants regularly throughout the growing season while young plants become established. Pinch back young plants after flowering to encourage a bushy habit. Once established, rock rose plants require only occasional attention. Pruning Cistus is best undertaken in mid-spring when temperatures have started to rise. Start by removing any damaged, diseased or misplaced shoots and if needed, lightly trim shoots to maintain a good shape. Avoid hard pruning as Cistus plants will not regenerate from old wood.

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