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Orchid Rockrose


A tidy evergreen shrub with wavy oblong green leaves and grey undersides. The 3-inch wide purplish-rose flowers have a deep maroon spot at the base of each petal.

Cistus x purpureus

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf length : 1-2"

Leaf shape : Oblong with wavy margins

Leaf color : Dark green topside; grey underside and tomentose

Flower Characteristics

Flower width : 3"

Flower color : Red

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 4-6 ft.

Average size maturity height : 4-6 ft.

Growth rate : Fast

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 15 to 20 F (Z8b)

Sunset zone : 6-9, 14-24

Water requirements : Rarely (Drought Tolerant)

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Seashore conditions : Yes

Erosion control : Yes

Drought tolerant : Yes

Deer resistant : Yes

Attractive bark : Yes

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