Orchid Rock Rose (Cistus x purpureus) in the Rockroses Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 3 feet (1 m)
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Dehiscent
Fruiting Time: Fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Flower/plant ID please by NCRAS Apr 20, 2018 1:59 PM 2
Is this from the Poppy - Papaver family by SCS May 18, 2016 8:37 PM 3

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