Cistus x cyprius
A bushy sun-loving shrub , good for sunny, dry banks, The flowers and large and white , but have dark crimson and yellow marks at the base of the petals. The long, narrow, sticky leaves are slightly wavy at the edges and are very aromatic.
Grow in well-drained soil in sunny in a sheltered spot.
Text and photograph by Susan Young of Bramley Lodge Nursery, Ipplepen, Newton Abbot, Devon.
This article first appeared on the HPS website in 2004.
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