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Cistus CollectionRock Rose, Sun Rose

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Hardy Shrub
What is Hardy Shrub?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

Drought resistant shrubs for a sunny spot

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  • Drought resistant shrubs for a sunny spot
The perfect plant for a dry, sunny spot, this Cistus collection includes two pretty varieties whose petals resemble crushed silk upon opening. Also known as rock rose, these evergreen shrubs produce an abundance of blooms from early summer onwards, each one lasting only a day, creating a carpet of petals beneath the rounded, compact growth. Perfect for low maintenance and coastal gardens, grow Cistus in sunny borders or large patio containers for a show-stopping summer display. Although hardy to around -5°C, rock roses will appreciate a sheltered site with some winter protection. Height and spread: 100cm (39").

Patio, Cottage Gardens, Low Maintenance Garden, Coastal Garden


Full sun

Up to 100cm (39.4in)

Up to 100cm (39.4in)

Easy for all

Easy for all

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: GY, HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3.

Flowering Months
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.
Pot up Cistus plug plants and grow them on in frost free conditions. When plants are well grown and all risk of frost has passed, gradually acclimatise rock roses to outdoor conditions for a period of 7 to 10 days. 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.


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