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Cistus x argenteus 'Peggy Sammons'
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common name: Rock rose
synonyms: Cistus 'Peggy Sammons'
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
Bushy evergreen shrub with oval grey-green leaves up to about 6cm long. Terminal cymes of 3 to 8 pale purplish-pink flowers, freely produced in summer.
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.
From cuttings, taken in autumn.