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Cistus creticus ssp. incanus
Common Name: Rock Rose Family: Cistaceae (The Rockrose Family)

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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. This species has glowing pink flowers and wavy-edged leaves with sticky hairs.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
Native Habitat:
Amongst scrub and in bushy places on rocks, dry hills to 1000m.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourPink 
TypeShrub  Secondary Bloom ColourYellow 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureDry Drought Tolerant  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone8-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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