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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. 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

SKU: CISMIC Categories: ,
Common Name Rockrose
Family Cistaceae
Genus Cistus
species x hybridus
Plant Type Perennial
US Patent # PP23024
EU Grant # --
Bloom Time May, June, July
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green, Yellow
Finish Time Medium (6-8 Weeks)
Dormancy --
Exposure Full Sun
Growth Habit Mounding
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 7, 8, 9, 10
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.
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Persistence Evergreen
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 18" / 36" / 18"
Soil (Garden) Prefers poor to moderately fertile soil with good drainage. Tolerant of mildly alkaline soils.
Water (Garden) Water deeply and infrequently once established. Drought tolerant.
Special Uses Deep South, Deer Resistant, Low Water Usage, Winter Color
Comments All Cistus prefer dry, sunny habitats and poor soils. Performs exceptionally well at J.C. Raulston arboretum.
Water (Greenhouse) Allow to dry out between waterings.
EC 0.5 – 0.7
pH 6.5 – 8.5
Fertility Needs 50 ppm
Notes Does not require pinching, self branching.
Finish Time to 4″ 6 – 8 weeks
Finish Time to Gallon 8 – 10 weeks
Day Length for Flowering Long Day
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