Cistus x purpureus

Orchid Rock Rose

A low, rounded shrub with narrow, gray-green leaves.  Blooms in late spring with large, rose-purple flowers with maroon spots at the base, and yellow stamens in the center. The flower is papery in texture. Drought tolerant once established. It prefers full sun and a well-drained site. It is generally tolerant of ocean breezes, salt spray, and desert heat.

  • Common Name: Orchid Rock Rose
  • Height: 4' tall
  • Spread: 6' wide
  • Type: Evergreen
  • Zone: 7 - 9