Scientific Name: Cistus x canescens
Common Name: rock rose
Family Name: Cistaceae
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 °C)
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Mature Size: 0.2 - 0.4m x 1.0 - 1.5m (height x width)
Habit: Dense
Form: Mounded
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Perennial border, Summer interest
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Pubescent, Obovate, Ciliate
Flowers: Flowers solitary, Pink, Jul-Aug
Fruit: Aborted (hybrids) or absent
Key ID Features:
Leaves opposite, simple, obovate, entire, 2-3cm long; flowers cup-shaped with 5 petals, pink, 4-5cm wide, July to August.