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Cistus argentius 'Silver Pink' - Rock Rose


Cistus argentius 'Silver Pink' - Rock Rose

Cistus originate from dry, rocky parts of the Mediterranean and Canary Islands, and so are drought-tolerant and low maintanance. They produce masses of flowers in midsummer, but each lasts only one day. 'Grayswood Pink' is particularly free flowering, and forms a neat mound of aromatic foliage, with a profusion of delicate, papery, silvery-pink flowers, fading to almost white in the centre, during June and July. Try it at the front of a sunny, well-drained border or in large, patio container.
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June and July
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection)
  • Mature height: 75cm (2.5ft)
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