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Cistus salviifolius * Sageleaf Rockrose

I grow Cistus salviifolius in situations where I want low groundcover in harsh conditions. The sageleaf rockrose will withstand drought, heavy soils and my dogs too. I appreciate the heavy spring bloom of white flowers too. The abundant flowers contrast well with the dark green leaves. It will get 2-3 feet tall by 6-8 feet wide. Plants are hardy into the upper teens.

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Cistus salviifolius, Sageleaf Rockrose