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Cistus x pulverulentus Sunset

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Rock Rose.   
Sun Rose.

Cistus x pulverulentus Sunset is a compact spreading shrub with wavy grey-green leaves, and papery rose-pink flowers with a yellow centre.

Cistus pulverulentus Sunset is a small to medium-sized shrub, it has a bushy habit and its leaves are small, gray-green, and covered with a fine down. The plant’s main attraction is its beautiful flowers, which bloom from late spring to early summer. Flowering¬† from June to September, it grows to a height of 60cm, and spreads to 90cm. It loves full Sun, and is frost hardy.

Cistus x pulverulentus Sunset

Rock Rose.
Sun Rose.

Cistus x pulverulentus Sunset is a compact spreading shrub with wavy grey-green leaves, and papery rose-pink flowers with a yellow centre.

Cistus pulverulentus Sunset is a small to medium-sized shrub, it has a bushy habit and its leaves are small, gray-green, and covered with a fine down. The plant’s main attraction is its beautiful flowers, which bloom from late spring to early summer

Cistus x pulverulentus Sunset flowers June to September, and grows to a height of 60cm, and spreads to 90cm. It loves full Sun, and is frost hardy.

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Cistus pulverulentus Sunset, also known as Sunset Rockrose or Sun Rose, is a beautiful evergreen shrub that belongs to the Cistaceae family. It is a popular ornamental plant due to its stunning flowers and easy mainfenance, and it can be found in many gardens, parks, and public spaces throughout the world. So let’s explore the characteristics, care, and growing tips of Cistus pulverulentus Sunset.

Cistus pulverulentus Sunset is a small to medium-sized shrub that can reach up to 1.5 meters in height and 1 meter in width. It has an upright, bushy habit and its leaves are small, gray-green, and covered with a fine down. The plant’s main attraction is its beautiful flowers, which bloom from late spring to early summer. The flowers are about 5 cm in diameter, and they come in shades of pink, magenta, or purple, with a darker red blotch at the base of each petal. The petals are papery and delicate, and they have a lovely crepe-like texture.

Cistus pulverulentus Sunset is an easy-to-care-for plant that requires minimal attention. It is drought-tolerant, so it can survive long periods without water, making it an ideal plant for hot and dry climates. However, it is important to water it regularly during the first year after planting to help establish its roots. Once the plant is established, it can survive with minimal watering.

The plant prefers well-drained soil, so it is important to ensure that the soil is not waterlogged. If the soil is heavy and clayey, add some sand or grit to improve drainage. Cistus pulverulentus Sunset prefers full sun but can tolerate some light shade. It is also important to ensure that the plant has good air circulation to prevent diseases.

Cistus pulverulentus Sunset does not require regular pruning, but it can be pruned lightly after flowering to encourage bushier growth. Cut back any dead or diseased branches, and remove any crossing or rubbing branches. If the plant has become too leggy, it can be pruned back hard in late winter or early spring to encourage new growth.

Propagation of Cistus pulverulentus Sunset can be done through seeds or cuttings. Seeds should be sown in the autumn or spring in well-drained soil, and they usually take about 2-3 weeks to germinate. Cuttings can be taken in the summer or early autumn, and they should be treated with a rooting hormone before planting.

Cistus pulverulentus Sunset is generally pest and disease-free, but it can be susceptible to root rot if the soil is too wet. It can also be attacked by spider mites, which can be controlled with insecticidal soap or a systemic insecticide. Powdery mildew can also be a problem, especially in humid conditions, but it can be controlled with a fungicide.

In conclusion, Cistus pulverulentus Sunset is a beautiful and easy-to-care-for plant that is perfect for gardens, parks, and public spaces. Its stunning flowers and minimal maintenance make it a popular choice for many gardeners, and its drought tolerance makes it an ideal plant for hot and dry climates. With proper care and attention, this plant can provide many years of beauty and enjoyment.

Plant Size

9cm, 2 Litre

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