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x Halimiocistus wintonensis 'Merrist Wood Cream' (Winton Rock Rose)

Winton Rock Rose 'Merrist Wood Cream', Winton halimiocistus 'Merrist Wood Cream'


x Halimiocistus wintonensis 'Merrist Wood Cream' (Winton Rock Rose) is a low spreading, evergreen shrub with masses of silky, saucer-shaped, pale creamy-yellow flowers, 2 in. across (5 cm), adorned with a wine-red spot at the base of each petal. Although each flower lasts only for a day, this vigorous shrub provides a succession of flowers for weeks from mid-spring to early summer. The blossoms are borne atop a compact mound of gray-green, elliptic, evergreen leaves. This hybrid results from a cross between Cistus and Halimium and combines the qualities of both parents: profuse flowers, dense foliage, high tolerance for heat and drought. Perfect for rock gardens, dry banks or cascading over a wall.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society for its noteworthy qualities.
  • Grows with a bushy habit to 2 ft. high (60 cm) and 2-3 ft. wide (60-90 cm).
  • Easily grown in in full sun in sandy, poor to moderately fertile, well-drained soils. Little or no water for established plants. Excellent drainage is criticial. Shelter from cold, drying winds.
  • Great for beds and borders, wall-side borders, edging, city gardens, cottage gardens, coastal gardens, Mediterranean gardens, rock gardens and containers.
  • Virtually disease and pest free.
  • Needs little pruning. Prune lightly in mid-late spring, removing unsightly shoots as required.
  • Take semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 9
Heat Zones 7 – 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
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 7 – 9
Heat Zones 7 – 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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