Cistus x skanbergii_FLOWER
Cistus x skanbergii (Pink Rockrose) - A low dense evergreen shrub to 2 to 3 feet tall by 4 to 5 feet wide with soft, gray-green foliage. In spring and early summer appear the 1 inch wide pale pink blooms with yellow stamens in the center. The flowers are smaller than most rockroses but have an attractive metallic sheen and are produced so profusely that they cover the plant. Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil and irrigate occasionally to not at all. It is hardy to about 20 degrees F and tolerates seaside conditions, drought and is resistant to deer predation and is a low fuel volume plant for areas prone to wildfire. Shear back in late summer for a fall rebloom.