Cistus albidus

Cistus albidus

Cistus albidus, named commonly white rockrose, is an evergreen bushy shrub growing to 1 m tall. The grey-green leaves are oblong to elliptical in shape and covered with a white hairiness. The 5-petaled flowers are of a pink color and are short-lived. The fruit is an ovoid hairy capsule.


Common NameRock Rose,
grey-leaved cistus
Botanical nameCistus albidus
Life CyclePerennial
Basic Colourpink / purple
Height40 cm -> 1 m
Habitatrocky and
calcareous soils,
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Bloom TimeApril, June
Plant TypeHerbs , Ornamental,
Fruit TypeCapsule
different tolerancesTell us
Used PartsTell us
Plant UsesOrnamental
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USDA Zone7 (-17), 8 (-12), 9 (-7)
Sun ExposureSun, Part shade
Soil pHAlkaline, Neutral
Soil MoistureDry
Soil Type Mixture, silty
Propagationby seeds / by sowing,
by Cuttings, Self sows
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