The Plant Company

Bringing your garden to life


01403 740100

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The Plant Company
Coolham Road
West Chiltington
West Sussex
RH20 2LH

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Opening times:
Monday-Friday, 9:00-17:30


The Plants

Cistus x purpureus

rock rose

Photo of Cistus x purpureus


A beautiful Mediterranean, evergreen shrub producing masses of dark pink papery flowers in June and July. It has maroon marks at the base of each petal and dark green, slightly wavy-margined leaves. This rounded, sun-loving rock rose is perfect for a sunny border or in a container.


  • Shrubs

Award of Garden Merit

Foliage: Evergreen

Hardiness: Half hardy

Vigour: Medium growing


  • Beds and borders
  • Cottage style garden
  • Containers
  • Gravel garden
  • Mediterranean style garden

Special features

  • Low maintenance
  • Evergreen

Care instructions

Grow in poor, moderately fertile soil in full sun. Generally lime-tolerant but may become chlorotic on very chalky soils. It does not respond well to pruning. Old leggy plants are best replaced.


Size: Small

Pot size: 5 litre

Eventual height: 100cm

Eventual spread: 100cm


  • South

Special conditions

  • Coastal