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Cistus salviifolius

Rock rose

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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour

White

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Fiona Lea, copyright GAP Photos (102118)

Plant details

This is an attractive little shrub, with sage-like, grey-green foliage, bears white flowers with yellow centres throughout the summer. It enjoys well-drained soil in a sunny spot. In areas prone to frost, it needs winter protection.

Family: Cistaceae

Genus: Cistus

Species: salviifolius

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Dry, Moist, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 75cm

Spread: 90cm

Time to take cuttings: June to August


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