About Cistus salvifolius ‘Prostratus’
A longtime California favorite, Cistus salvifolius ‘Prostratus’ is a low spreading, tough evergreen plant. Just as its common name describes, White Sage Leaf Rockrose, you will find 2″ narrow grey and green sage-like leaves complimented by white blooms. Its crepe-like petals average 1.5″ wide with dark yellow stamens and a yellow center. Its blooming season is Spring through Summer and is popular because of its frost tolerant, deer tolerant and fire-wise characteristics.
Where to plant
Plant the Cistus salvifolius ‘Prostratus’ in full sun and well-drained soil. At maturity, you can expect this plant to reach 1-2′ tall by 4-6′ wide. Its low growing nature and toughness makes it a great design option for a rock garden landscape, coastal exposure or mass planting.
After planting, water frequently until the root system has been established. While the White Sage leaf Rockrose is drought tolerant and generally requires little watering, in extreme heat water more frequently. Pinch off the tips of the new growth to encourage growth.
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