Cistus × purpureus

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Cistus × purpureus
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Genus Cistus
Hybrid parentage Cistus ladanifer × Cistus creticus
Cultivar x purpureus

Cistus × purpureus, commonly known as Orchid Rockrose, is one of the most commonly cultivated varieties of rockrose.[1] The pink flowers, which appear in summer, have petals with a dark blotch towards the centre.[1]

The hybrid cultivar was first formally described in 1786 by Jean-Baptiste Lamarck in Encyclopédie Méthodique:botanique.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sheat, W.G.; Gerald Schofield (1995). Complete Gardening in Southern Africa. Struik Publishers. p. 47. ISBN 978-1-86825-704-1. 
  2. ^ "Taxon: Cistus ×purpureus Lam.". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville Area. Retrieved 27 May 2011.