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Purple-flowered rock rose 'Alan Fradd'

Cistus x purpureus 'Alan Fradd'

Rock rose 'Alan Fradd'

Cistus x purpureus 'Alan Fradd' is a cultivar which is also known by the common name purple-flowered rock rose. This evergreen shrub typically grows to around 1m tall and wide. It bears attractive blousy white blooms with yellow-orange centres. These flowers are coloured with a crimson spot near the centre, at the base of each petal. This plant is well suited to growing in areas of poor soil, provided full sun and shelter are provided. Tolerates saline conditions well and may be planted in coastal areas.

Planning

Flowering time
Summer

Harvesting

Not usually harvested.

Propagation

Cuttings
Softwood cuttings. Take 10-15cm long cuttings and remove bottom half og the leaves. Place in well-draining soil mixture.

Special features

Geography

Origin
Northern Africa, Southwestern Europe, Mediterranean.

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Personality

Family
Cistaceae
Flower colour
White

Problems

Generally pest and disease free.

Companion plants

Plant alongside low growing shrubs with similar water requirements.

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