Hairy Rock Rose, Hairy Rockrose
Cistus incanus

Family: Cistaceae
Genus: Cistus (SIS-tus) (Info)
Species: incanus (in-KAN-nus) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood heel cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 2, 2012, sallyg from Anne Arundel,, MD (Zone 7b) wrote:

Read a little more about this plant in the article by Jean Jacques here:
http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/3370/

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On Nov 14, 2001, Baa wrote:

A rounded shrub from Southern Europe.

Has ovate, very hairy leaves with wavy margins. Bears large (2 inch), slightly crumpled (like tissue paper screwed up and then laid flat) flowers with 5 petals and bright yellow stamens.

Flowers June-August

Likes a very well drained, gritty, poorish, neutral soil in full sun and appreciates shelter from wind.