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Cistus ladanifer ‘Bennett’s White’
Cistus ladanifer ‘Bennett’s White’

Cistus

Rockrose

Rockroses hail from the Mediterranean region and fortunately grow exceptionally well in our mild climate. These stalwart evergreens are famed for their conspicuous, papery single flowers, resembling wild rose blossoms. Though they last only a day, they arrive in such profusion, carpeting the ground beneath, that one can count on color for 2 or 3 months. Fast growing and appreciative of well-drained sites, they tolerate drought, poor soil, ocean winds, salt spray and even desert heat. Cistus vary from low spreaders to tall imposing bushes, and are terrific for informal hedging and screens.

<i>Cistus ladanifer</i> var. <i>petiolatus</i> ‘Bennett’s White’

From a distance, this Cistus’ pure white, 5 in. wide flowers could easily be mistaken for those of a Romneya. Unusually large, frilly gold-centered blooms deliver a show-stopping presentation against cinnamon-colored stems and two-toned leathery leaves, which are a glistening dark green on top and silver beneath. Yielding a sticky, sweetly fragrant resin known as Labdanum, vigorous growing ‘Bennett’s White’ can be planted with Lavandula ‘Ana Luisa’ in a dry Mediterranean garden where its amazing flowers and pleasant aroma will undoubtedly turn quite a few heads.

 

Blooms April–May

Size: 4' 0" – 5' 0" high x 4' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 8.

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