Cistus, Rock Rose, Rockrose 'Jenkyn Place'

Cistus x dansereaui

Family: Cistaceae
Genus: Cistus (SIS-tus) (Info)
Species: x dansereaui
Cultivar: Jenkyn Place



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter



Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Rodeo, New Mexico

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 24, 2006, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Wonderful shrub with long narrow pointed leaves.... Grows up slowly to 150 cm.. I 've added it in my garden in spring 2006 at a size at about 40 cm. Now (spring 2008) it has grown to a pretty tidy round shrub at110 cm. The shrub is aromatic...I love the scent of its foliage. Even with humid weather, but more in warm sunshine it scents the air..a sultry heavy fragrance that makes me long for the sunshine and warmth of France or Italy.. The foliage is a little sticky..but not as sticky as my C. laurifolius that I've grown from seeds. What also is wonderful...'Jenkyn Place' keeps flowering and flowering...over here it even produces flowers when our winter is mild. It's wintergreen and it stays looking pretty spite of all humidity we've had. I can highly re command this shrub. I'll try ... read more