Cistus x pulverulentus 'Sunset'
Cistus x pulverulentus 'Sunset' (Magenta Rockrose) - This evergreen groundcover rockrose stays low - reaching to only 1 to 2 feet tall and spreading to 6 to 8 feet wide with slightly wavy-edged felty gray-green leaves. In spring and well into summer appear the 2 inch wide bright magenta flowers with bright yellow stamens at their centers. Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil. Excellent drought tolerant groundcover for difficult areas. It is hardy to about 20° F. A very tough plant that can tolerate seaside conditions, drought, and it is resistant to deer predation and is a low fuel volume plant for areas prone to wildfire.