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Cistus x pulverulentus 'Alan Fradd' | Purple-flowered Rock Rose - 20-25cm, 2lt

Cistus x pulverulentus 'Alan Fradd' | Purple-flowered Rock Rose - 20-25cm, 2lt

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Cistus × pulverulentus 'Alan Fradd' is a small, dense, rounded, evergreen shrub with dark green, lance-shaped leaves and masses of large, papery white flowers with purple spots at the base of each petal and golden-yellow antlers, blooming in June and July. Each flower lasts only for one day. Cistus × pulverulentus 'Alan Fradd' can grow well in almost any type of soil, even poor, dry, and chalky, as long as it is well-drained and in sunny, sheltered positions. It is resistant to frost, but needs to be sheltered from harsh, winter winds. In very cold areas it may die and late frosts may damage the flowers buds, Very resistant to drought and sea salt, suitable for coastal conditions. Generally, pest-free and disease-free. Low maintenance plant, doesn’t require pruning. This Purple-flowered Rock Rose 'Alan Fradd' is a very attractive and resilient shrub perfect for dry banks and slopes, coastal, and rock gardens. Excellent as a groundcover. Great for cottage, urban, and wildlife gardens.
  • Common Name

    Purple-flowered Rock Rose 'Alan Fradd'

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To


  • Flower

    large, papery white flowers with purple spots and golden-yellow antlers

  • Foliage

    green, lance-shaped leaves

  • Maturation period

    2–5 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


West–facing or South–facing, sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun

Soil moisture


Growing Period




all year



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