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Cistus x heterocalyx 'Chelsea Bonnet'
© Deeproot Plant Base
common name: Rock Rose
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: white
main season: Summer
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
Small evergreen shrub of neat habit with narrow dark green leaves. Freely produced white flowers with yellow centres, 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.
A hybrid of C. libanotis x C. monspeliensis, raised at Chelsea Physic Garden, London.