× Halimiocistus sahucii
sahuc rock rose (syn Cistus sahucii)
- Available in 4 weeks
- 2 litre pot
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- Position: full sun
- Soil: moderately-fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: June and July
- Hardiness: frost hardy (may need protection in winter)
A cross between a Cistus and a Halimium, this hybrid offers the best of both its parents. It forms a low, spreading mound of slender, rich green leaves, which in summer is virtually smothered in a mass of yellow-eyed white flowers. A sun-loving evergreen, it looks great in gravel or Mediterranean-style gardens, and will become tolernt of drought once established.
- Garden care: After flowering, pinch back young plant to encourage a bushy habit. Lightly trim or cut back any stems that spoil the symmetry of the plant. This plant should never be pruned hard.