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Cistus salviifolius 'Prostratus' (Sageleaf Rockrose)

Sage-Leaved Rock-Rose 'Prostratus',Salvia Cistus 'Prostratus', Gallipoli Rose 'Prostratus'


Cistus salviifolius 'Prostratus' (Sageleaf Rockrose) is a low spreading evergreen shrub with profuse snow-white flowers, 1.5 in. across (3.5 cm), adorned with golden-yellow stamens at their heart and a yellow spot at the base of their petals. Although each flower lasts only for a day, this vigorous shrub provides a succession of flowers for weeks in late spring to early summer. The blossoms are borne atop a dense mound of wrinkled, gray-green leaves resembling sage leaves, hence the common name. This plant is excellent for sloped areas or as groundcover for rough situations. 

  • Grows up to 1-2 ft. tall (30-60 cm) and 6-8 ft. wide (180-240 cm).
  • Easily grown in well-drained soils in full sun. Excellent evergreen shrub for gardens that get no watering. Will grow in poor soils and tolerate coastal conditions. 
  • Drought tolerant and deer resistant
  • Great for banks and slopes, beds and borders, hedges, cottage gardens, coastal gardens, Mediterranean gardens, city gardens or gravel and rock gardens.
  • Virtually disease and pest free
  • Propagate by seed or softwood cuttings

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 10
Heat Zones 8 – 10
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Cistus - Rock Roses
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 6' – 8' (180cm – 240cm)
Spacing 72" – 96" (180cm – 240cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Salt
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 10
Heat Zones 8 – 10
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Cistus - Rock Roses
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 6' – 8' (180cm – 240cm)
Spacing 72" – 96" (180cm – 240cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Salt
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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