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Cistus creticus subsp. creticus 'Lasithi' (Rock rose 'Lasithi')

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.75m
Max height
0.75m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Cistus creticus subsp. creticus 'Lasithi'

Other names

Rock rose 'Lasithi'

Genus

Cistus Cistus

Variety or Cultivar

'Lasithi' _ 'Lasithi' is a compact, rounded evergreen shrub with wavy-edged leaves with sticky hairs and purple-pink flowers with yellow centres in summer.


Cistus creticus subsp. creticus 'Lasithi' is: Evergreen

Habit

Bushy

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Magenta, Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Prune off any frost damaged shoots in spring. To keep plants tidy and bushy, clip with shears after flowering. Remove about two-thirds of the new growth, but do not cut into old wood as this may kill the plant.

Propagation methods

Seed, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Cistus creticus subsp. creticus 'Lasithi' (Rock rose 'Lasithi') will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.75m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, City, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Gravel, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean

Cultivation

Will grow in poor soils, but requires full sun and shelter from the wind. May become chlorotic with age on chalky soils

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Cistus creticus subsp. creticus 'Lasithi'

Other names

Rock rose 'Lasithi'

Genus

Cistus Cistus

Variety or Cultivar

'Lasithi' _ 'Lasithi' is a compact, rounded evergreen shrub with wavy-edged leaves with sticky hairs and purple-pink flowers with yellow centres in summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Bushy

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Magenta, Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Green in All seasons

General care

Pruning

Prune off any frost damaged shoots in spring. To keep plants tidy and bushy, clip with shears after flowering. Remove about two-thirds of the new growth, but do not cut into old wood as this may kill the plant.

Propagation methods

Seed, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Cistus creticus subsp. creticus 'Lasithi' (Rock rose 'Lasithi') will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.75m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, City, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Gravel, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean

Cultivation

Will grow in poor soils, but requires full sun and shelter from the wind. May become chlorotic with age on chalky soils

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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