Cistus crispus is a frost-hardy evergreen shrub with a rounded, bushy form which bears purple-red saucer-shaped flowers with yellow stamens in summer with grey-green foliage. Very similiar to Creticus, although the flowers are more a red-pink…where as Creticus flowers are more a ‘lavender’ pink! A good plant for sunny mixed or shrub borders and has a long flowering period. If you pinch them out soon after their first flowering then there will be another display later in the summer! Best grown in poor to moderately fertile, well-drained soil in a sunny, sheltered site in full sun.
PICTURE IS INCORRECT…THE PETALS ARE MORE DIVIDED, AND THE LEAVES ARE NARROWER …but generally similar.