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Orchid Rockrose

Cistus x purpureus
Size Chart

Trees & Shrubs Size Chart

Trees & Shrubs Size Chart

Huge pink-purple blooms with red dots at the petal base appear spring into early summer. Use as informal hedge, in rock gardens or as a ground cover. 

Plant with Yarrow 'Moonshine'


  • Landscape Size: 4' tall, 4' wide
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Low
  • Sunset Zone: 3-9, 14-24
  • Growth Habit: Compact, Mounding
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Attributes: Evergreen, Deer Resistant, Waterwise, Attracts Butterflies

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

Green Thumb Guide

Flourishes in well draining, enriched soil. Prune after blooms. Before spring new growth, feed with an all purpose fertilizer. 



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