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Cistus salviifolius (Sage leaf rock rose)

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Plant description

cistus salviifolius sage leaf rock rose 1244

cistus salviifolius sage leaf rock rose

Cistus salviifolius, sage leaf rock rose, is an evergreen shrubby perennial plant. It has hairy, dimpled leaves and masses of white flowers with contrasting yellow centres in spring. It is an easy care plant, and is frost and drought tolerant. It does well on a wide range of soil types. It is a low, spreading shrub, which is naturally compact and ground covering. It prefers a sunny position and well drained soil.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: not specified
Flowering season: spring

Plant size

Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: not specified

Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Butterflies, bees, insects.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.

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