Cistus Snow Fire Cistaceae
Snow Fire Rockrose CIS-tis
- Evergreen shrub, 4-5 ft (1.2-1.5 m) high, similar spread, rounded form, reddish stems. Leaves opposite, simple, bright green, wavy-edged. Flowers white with burgundy-red blotch at the base of each petal, 6.5 cm wide.
- Sun, well-drained soil. Can be pruned.
- Hardy to USDA Zone (7) 8 Derived from C. × dansereaui Decumbens × ? × C. inflatus × C. populifolius subsp. major.
- Oregon State Univ., North Willamette Research and Extension Center, Aurora; a Cistus and Halimium trial was initiated in 2004.