Orchid Rockrose

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Lovely tropical evergreen shrub with bright, captivating flowers. Compact and low-maintenance shrub is great shrub for perennial gardens, along fences or paved areas, as a large-scale ground cover, or in containers. Does not respond well to hard pruning. Grow in poor to moderately fertile well-drained soil.

Companion Plants

Crape Myrtle

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Crape Myrtle

Late-season vibrant flower clusters attract hummingbirds and butterflies. This compact, deciduous shrub has attractive foliage and fabulous exfoliating bark. A nice accent or specimen, screen or hedge. Prune in late winter or early spring while still dormant. Prefers well-drained soil.

Pittosporum

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Pittosporum

Thick, leathery foliage makes an outstanding screen, hedge, and windbreak, particularly in coastal regions. Beautiful, fragrant flowers. Combines well with Indian hawthorne, African iris, Lily-of-the-Nile and lantana. Prefers moist, well-drained soil.

Indian Hawthorn

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Indian Hawthorn

Compact evergreen shrub with showy flowers. Ideal for hedges, foundation plantings or as an accent. Drought tolerant once established.

Details

Common name

Orchid Rockrose

Botanical name

Cistus x purpureus

Zone

USDA 8 - 10

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Bloom color

Red

Bloom time

spring-summer

Light

sun

Height

48" (122 cm)

Habit

rounded

Water

weekly during dry spells

Feed

use all-purpose

Maintenance

apply mulch