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  • rock rose
  • Eventual height: 1.2m
  • Eventual spread: 1.5m

Cistus × hybridus 'Gold Prize'

rock rose

2 litre pot £16.99
2 litre pot £16.99
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to July
  • Hardiness: frost hardy

    The leaves of this evergreen shrub are variegated with irregular green and gold markings, and they often have a slightly ruffled appearance, which gives them textural appeal. In summer, pink-stained buds appear, and these open to simple, yellow-eyed white flowers. A sun-lover, it will gradually become drought tolerant, and it does well in both borders and pots.

  • Garden care: After flowering pinch back young plants to encourage a bushy habit. Lightly trim or cut back any stems that spoil the symmetry of the plant.