Cistus × purpureus

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Cistus × purpureus
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Hybrid parentageCistus ladanifer × Cistus creticus
Cultivarx 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 the botany division of the Encyclopédie méthodique par ordre des matières.[2]


  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. ^ "Cistus ×purpureus". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 27 May 2011.