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Cistus x purpureus 'Alan Fradd'Rock Rose, Sun Rose

Hardy Shrub

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

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Elegant papery white blooms, flecked with splashes of deep burgundy

Compact shrub covered in cup shaped blooms

The perfect seaside plant, tolerating salty air and sandy, dry soils

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Height Up to 100cm (39.4in)
Spread Up to 100cm (39.4in)

Hardy Shrub

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Description
A classic Rock Rose with elegant papery white blooms, flecked with splashes of deep burgundy. Cistus purpureus 'Alan Fradd' is the perfect seaside plant, tolerating salty air and sandy, dry soils where many plants would fail to thrive. From early summer this compact shrub is covered in cup shaped blooms, each lasting just a day before a new bloom takes its place. The narrow, green foliage forms a neatly rounded evergreen shrub that looks perfect in gravel gardens and sunny borders. Although hardy to around -5°C, rock roses will appreciate a sheltered site with some winter protection. Height and spread: 100cm (39").

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.


1 x 3.6 litre potted cistus plant (73830)
2 x 3.6 litre potted cistus plants (T73831P)

How to Grow
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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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.
Delivery

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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