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Cistus x argenteus 'Peggy Sammons' (Rock rose 'Peggy Sammons')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
1m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Cistus x argenteus 'Peggy Sammons'

Other names

Rock rose 'Peggy Sammons'

Genus

Cistus Cistus

Variety or Cultivar

'Peggy Sammons' _ 'Peggy Sammons' is a small, compact, evergreen shrub with grey-green leaves. It bears profuse, pale-pink flowers in summer.


Cistus x argenteus 'Peggy Sammons' is: Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Compact, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pale-pink in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Lightly cut back shoots after flowering. Deadheading and removal of dead, damaged and diseased growth can be done at the same time.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Cistus x argenteus 'Peggy Sammons' (Rock rose 'Peggy Sammons') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Will grow well in poor soils, but requires full sun and shelter. May become chlorotic 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)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Cistus x argenteus 'Peggy Sammons'

Other names

Rock rose 'Peggy Sammons'

Genus

Cistus Cistus

Variety or Cultivar

'Peggy Sammons' _ 'Peggy Sammons' is a small, compact, evergreen shrub with grey-green leaves. It bears profuse, pale-pink flowers in summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Compact, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pale-pink in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Lightly cut back shoots after flowering. Deadheading and removal of dead, damaged and diseased growth can be done at the same time.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Cistus x argenteus 'Peggy Sammons' (Rock rose 'Peggy Sammons') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Will grow well in poor soils, but requires full sun and shelter. May become chlorotic 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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