Cistus x purpureus

Also known as:

  • Cistus purpurea
  • Orchid Rockrose
  • Purple Rockrose

Plant Type

shrub

Zones

6a-10b

Size

H:5'
W:5'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

adaptable, well-drained

Water Needs:

drought tolerant, dry in summer

Sun Exposure:

sun

Special Situation:

heat tolerant, seaside / salt tolerant

Features

Flowers:

pink

Foliage:

evergreen, silver / gray / blue, velvety / woolly / fuzzy

Wildlife:

bees, deer resistant

Flowering Time:

spring

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Plant Delights Nursery, Inc

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Raleigh, North Carolina

919-772-4794

Garden World

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10506 Broadacres Road Hubbard, Oregon

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503-982-2380

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Check http://gardenworldonline.com for availability.

Daryll's Nursery

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15770 W Ellendale Road Dallas, Oregon

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(503) 623-0251

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Briggs Plant Propagators

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Elma, Washington

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Native Sons

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379 West El Campo Road Arroyo Grande, California

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805-481-5996

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Elma, Washington

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Description by: Plant Delights Nursery, Inc

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Raleigh, North Carolina

919-772-4794

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Cistus x purpureus is a hybrid of two Mediterranean species, Cistus ladanifer x Cistus creticus, originally hybridized for oil production. Despite its Mediterranean heritage, Cistus x purpureus fares quite well in our wet, humid summers as long as the soil drainage is excellent. Cistus x purpureus matures as a 3' tall x 5' wide shrub, clothed in gummy-feeling, narrow, dark green foliage. The highlight season is late spring, when the clump is topped by stunning 3.5", pinky-purple, papery flowers. Each flower is highlighted by a dark maroon blotch at the base of each petal. This is one of the most asked-about plants at our spring open house.

Description by: Garden World

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Hubbard, Oregon

503-982-2380

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A low, rounded, evergreen shrub with narrow, gray-green leaves. Blooms in late spring with large, rose-purple flowers that have maroon spots at the base. Drought tolerant.

Description by: Native Sons

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Arroyo Grande, California

805-481-5996

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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. A fine choice for a limiting environment of salt spray and cool winds. Relatively long-lived, tolerant of heat and aridity as well as accepting many soil conditions.

Description by: Greer Gardens Inc.

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Eugene, Oregon

Closed Permanently

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Gardens and Educators
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Maroon points around a yellow center on an orchid background look like stars in an orchid sky floating above clouds of soft, green wavy-edged foliage. One of the most beautiful Cistus available, the Orchid Rockrose will spill gracefully down a hillside or tumble over rocks and charm you every time you see it.

Description by: Briggs Plant Propagators

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Elma, Washington

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A compact, mounded plant with purplish pink flowers. Best adapted to a coastal climate but deserving of a try in any Zone 6 garden. Salt tolerant.

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