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botanical name:
Cistus x heterocalyx 'Chelsea Bonnet'
Cistus x heterocalyx 'Chelsea Bonnet' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Rock Rose
family:  Cistaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 1.00m
width: 1.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: white
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:
Small evergreen shrub of neat habit with narrow dark green leaves. Freely produced white flowers with yellow centres, 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.

other notes:
A hybrid of C. libanotis x C. monspeliensis, raised at Chelsea Physic Garden, London.

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