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botanical name:
Cistus creticus ssp. incanus
Cistus creticus ssp. incanus © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Cistaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 1.20m
width: 1.20m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
description:
Bushy rounded evergreen shrub with small grey-green felted leaves and hairy stems. Deep pink, crinkly flowers with yellow centres.

cultivation:
Best in poor to moderately fertile, very well drained, gritty soil in full sun. In cool climate areas, provide a position sheltered from cold winds and hard frosts. Drought tolerant.
Can be short lived and best replaced when growth becomes leggy.

propagation:
From cuttings, taken in autumn.

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