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Cistus ‘Mickie’

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This stable variegated form of Cistus hybridus has a low, mounding habit that hugs the ground and creates a super colorful, evergreen colorspot. 'Mickie' hails from northern Washington State and has survived some brutal winters. Charming white flowers punctuate the flashy foliage in May and June. The Japanese use in mixed containers because of the fall pink leaf tints.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 7-10
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 18″ / 36″ / 18″
Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Time(s): May, June, July

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SKU: CISMIC Categories: ,
Common Name Rockrose
Family Cistaceae
Genus Cistus
species x hybridus
Plant Type Perennial
Persistence Evergreen
US Patent # PP23024
EU Grant # --
Hardiness Zone 7, 8, 9, 10
Growth Habit Mounding
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 18" / 36" / 18"
Finish Time Medium (6-8 Weeks)
Bloom Time May, June, July
Growth Rate Fast
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Flowering Season Spring
Flower Color White
Leaf Color Green, Yellow
Soil Prefers poor to moderately fertile soil with good drainage. Tolerant of mildly alkaline soils.
pH 6.5 - 8.5
Exposure Full Sun
Special Uses Deep South, Deer Resistant, Low Water Usage, Winter Color
Nutritional Needs 50 ppm
Dormancy --
Water (Greenhouse) Dry completely between waterings - do not wilt.
Water (Garden) Water deeply and infrequently once established. Drought tolerant.
How Different? Similar to the British variety 'Gold Prize', this stable variegated form of Cistus hybridus has a lower, mounding habit and has stable variegation.
Landscape Value Low, mounding shrub to use as an accent or in mass planting. Use in fall mixed containers.
Finish Time to 4" 6 - 8 weeks
Comments All Cistus prefer dry, sunny habitats and poor soils. Performs exceptinally well at J.C. Raulston arboretum.
Grower Notes Does not require pinching, self branching.
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