Rocky Knoll Farm
Cistus purpureus Orchid Rockrose
Orchid Rockrose is a special cistus that catches the eye in any garden or landscape. The brilliant bloom color combination of this evergreen shrub are a showstopper. It's no wonder this great plant is a winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society. It is very versatile, and an excellent choice for beds, borders, coastal growing, banks, slopes, ground cover, rock gardens, and urban growing.
Cistus purpureus is easy to grow and resilient to disease. It is deer resistant, salt tolerant, and even drought tolerant once established. Butterflies love it! Blooms show in late spring and into summer, depending on growing conditions.
This plant will grow to around 4' tall and can spread up to 6' wide. It requires well-draining soil and does best in full sun. Hardy to 0°F when protected from windchill.