The shrub has a succession of showy flowers each lasting just one day. There are enough flowers each day to cover the shrub at the height of its flowering season, and to make an attractive sprinkling either side of this.
This shrub seems to tolerate some drought as well as moist.Does not like hard pruning.
Crumpled after rain
large, mature rock roses, Davis CA
The flower of the Rockrose plant. A native of the Mediterranean region.
In the garden. All Cistus are very drought tolerant.
@ the nursery
Cistus x purpureus (Orchid Rock Rose). Lone soldier on the eve of Christmas Eve
From a bush on my curb strip. Almost looks hand-painted.
growing in my high desert garden with little to no water... though looked better once I finally gave it some (went without for 3 months). Good wind tolerance, cold and heat...