Halmiocistus wintonensis

Any relation to Helianthemum has an in with me, but this shrubby perennial has a lot of charm on its own. As the name suggests, it’s a cross between Cistus and Halimium. The 2-inch wide crepe-y white flowers have a purple-black spot at the base of each petal and a crown of yellow stamens over a golden center. The leaves are a soft grey-green. It grows 2 feet tall and spreads about 4 feet wide. Full sun in well-drained soil is great, but a dry slope or seaside is also acceptable, as long as it’s not a windy location. Halimiocistus is hardy to zone 8. It would look great in a rock garden with other rockroses and sunroses, or at the top of a wall. It might be a nice boulevard plant. This is the plant today because I like it and just learned about it when I noticed it flowering in the nursery. It has nothing to do with how anxious I am for Isil to arrive.

About Mulysa

I love my work as a landscape designer and artist. When I'm not planning homesteads or working in the studio, you'll find me hiking, photographing, gardening, baking, cooking vegetarian meals with friends, reading and working on sustainability issues...with my baby on my hip in Portland, Oregon.
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