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Plant description:

This evergreen shrub is very well adapted to the winter rainfall regions. Medium in size, it forms a dense, mound shaped shrub. It flowers throughout the warm seasons, bearing attractive, saucer-shaped flowers with 5 crinkly petals, in shades of white, pink and purple with a yellow centre. It does not grow well in warm subtropical areas.

Family: Cistaceae

Synonym: Dilleniid dicot genus

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Botanical name

Cistus x hybrids and species

Plant Care




This shrub bears flowers in a variety of colours.

Common name(s)

Rock roses, Sun roses


Planting instructions

Planting: It prefers sandy, well-drained soil. Dig a hole 60cm square and deep. Mix two thirds of the topsoil and one third compost in the bottom of the hole, add one cup of bone meal or superphosphate and mix well.
Watering and feeding: It does not need a lot of attention, except for watering during dry spells. Feed with a general fertiliser for flowering plants in spring and midsummer, and water in well.
Pruning: Not necessary, but some shaping can be done in late winter to promote a bushy shape.

Interesting info

low water requirements , Plant is hardy

Other languages

Kliprose (A)

This shrub bears flowers in a variety of colours.

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