5 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Hoary Rock-Rose Overview
Cistus × incanus is a hybrid created by crossing the plants Cistus albidus and Cistus crispus. It is a hardy evergreen shrub with pretty pink flowers which first appear in the summer. The seeds have a hard coating that allows them to stay viable for a long time until a fire cracks them open. The fast-growing seedlings are one of the first to grow after a fire and this plant typically grows to around 1.5m tall and wide. Well suited to plant in poor soils, this plant copes well with full sun and prefers a sheltered position for best results.
Common problems with Hoary Rock-Rose
Generally pest and disease free.
Hoary Rock-Rose Companion Plants
Plant alongside low growing shrubs with similar water requirements.
How to harvest Hoary Rock-Rose
Not usually harvested.
How to propagate Hoary Rock-Rose
Softwood cuttings. Take 10-15cm long cuttings and remove bottom half og the leaves. Place in well-draining soil mixture.
Seeds in the autumn.
Special features of Hoary Rock-Rose
The rock rose makes a good garden plant, it can also be grown in a large pot.
Grows with root microorganisms that help to absorb water and minerals.
Other uses of Hoary Rock-Rose
Grown for their succession of freely borne, short lived, showy flowers. Suitable for coastal conditions.