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botanical name:
Cistus x argenteus 'Peggy Sammons'
Cistus x argenteus 'Peggy Sammons' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Rock rose
synonyms:  Cistus 'Peggy Sammons'
family:  Cistaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 1.00m
width: 1.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: pink
stem/bark: brown
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 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.

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.

other notes:
RHS AGM

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