Cistus creticus

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Cistus creticus 'Lasithi'
Cistus creticus.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Cistaceae
Genus: Cistus
Species: C. creticus
Binomial name
Cistus creticus 'Lasithi'

Cistus creticus (Pink Rock-Rose, Hoary Rock-Rose) is a species of shrubby plant in the family Cistaceae. Though it usually has pink flowers, of 4.5-5 cm diameter, this species is very variable. It is widely known as a decorative plant.


  • Cistus creticus subsp. creticus
  • Cistus creticus subsp. corsicus
  • Cistus creticus subsp. eriocephalus[1]
  • Cistus creticus f. albus

There are also several well-known cultivars, such as 'Lasithi' with compact, rounded flowers (see photo).


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