'Santa Cruz'

Cistus Santa Cruz

Effortlessly beautiful! This Mediterranean shrub grows fairly quickly to its full size of 3’x3’, forming a mounding dome of ever-grey-green foliage. In late Spring to early Summer it produces a succession of 2” wide, crepey, pinky-purple blooms. One of the best plants ever for attracting bees! During the heat of the day, the whole plant seems to vibrate with our pollinator besties. Virtually carefree, once established it needs little to no additional water along the coast, inland it will need low to average water. Plant in full sun in well-draining soil for best health. Perfect for xeric landscapes, low water gardens, hillsides and slopes.

Plant Unicorn

Full Sun
Avg./No Summer Water

Perennial Shrub
USDA zones 8-11