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botanical name:
Cistus x argenteus 'Silver Pink'
Cistus x argenteus 'Silver Pink' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Sun Rose, Rock Rose
synonyms:  Cistus 'Silver Pink'
family:  Cistaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 0.75m
width: 1.20m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: mounding
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: -10°C
USDA zone: 8 to 9
description:
A good form with greyish leaves and attractive pale pink flowers with white centres. Extremely free flowering, in June and July.

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:
Plants sold under this name are quite often incorrectly named and are some other pink-flowered variety such as Cistus 'Grayswood Pink'.
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