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Cistus x pulverulentus ‘Sunset’


These lovely, drought tolerant, evergreen shrubs are somewhat underused in gardens. They offer attractive foliage and lots of large, beautiful flowers resembling a single rose in shades of pink or white. The petals are like crepe paper, thin and crinkled. ‘Sunset’ has glowing dark magenta flowers and greyish green foliage. It is a hybrid between C. albidus and C. crispus.

Common Name: Rock Rose

Family: Cistaceae (The Rockrose Family)

Zone Hardiness: 8-10

Light: Full Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: Magenta

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Evergreen

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No



Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Dry, rocky soils and sandy soils.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

Europe and Africa - North Africa

Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

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