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Cistus X purpureus | Purple Rockrose

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Synonym Names: Cistus purpureus

Family: Cistaceae

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Purple or Orchid Rockrose is an evergreen shrub growing to 4' tall and wide, often shorter in stressful situations. The rosy-crimson flowers to 3" wide exhibit a dark purple blotch at the base of each petal, and bloom early to mid-summer. The flowers also feature a contrasting yellow cluster of stamens in the center. It does well in salt spray and cool winds. It is relatively long-lived, tolerant of heat and aridity as well as accepting many soil conditions. -Native Sons Nursery  Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor

Anatomy

Plant Type

Shrub

Height Range

3-6'

Width Range

3-6'

Flower Color

Pink

Flower Season

Summer

Leaf Color

Dark Green, Grey Green

Bark Color

Red

Fruit Color

n/a

Fruit Season

n/a

Culture

Sun

Full, Half

Water

Very Low, Low

Growth Rate

Fast, Moderate

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained, Dry

Soil pH

Neutral, Basic

Adverse Factors

n/a

USDA Zones

8, 9, 10

Sunset Zones

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Susceptibilities

n/a

Tolerances

Salt Ocean Spray, Heat, Alkaline Soil

Design

Design Styles

Mediterranean, Ranch, Seascape, Spanish

Accenting Features

Showy Flowers

Seasonal Interest

Summer

Location Uses

Entry, Perennial Border, Shrub Border, Foundation, Patio, Park, Parking Lot, Raised Planter, Roadside, Walkways, With Rocks

Special Uses

Erosion Control, Screen, Mass Planting

Attracts Wildlife

n/a

 

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