The Main Plant entry for Rockroses (Cistus)

This database entry exists to show plant data and photos that apply generically to all Rockroses.

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Uses: Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Drought tolerant


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Location: Kalama, Wa.
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: c. 1900
illustration from Robinson's 'The English Flower Garden', 1900

Date: 2009-06-28
Credit John Stratford
Location: Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2016-04-16
This was a volunteer seedling NOID. Very vigorous bloomer.
Location: Marimurta Botanical Garden
Date: 2019-04-22
Not a clue what this is(rosid maybe). Was pretty
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