Sunset Rock Rose Plants

General Info Shrub
Shade Full Sun
Area Coastal Areas, Scotland & The North
Soil Good, Well Drained, Alkaline/Chalky
Colour Pink (Dark)
Type Evergreen
Flowering Jun, Jul

Cistus × pulverulentus 'Sunset'

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Cistus × pulverulentus 'Sunset' Rock Rose, 2 Litre Pot Grown Plants

A bushy evergreen shrub, quite low and spreading when mature, whose bright pink, poppy-like flowers bloom profusely in June and July, each flower coming and going in within 24 hours. When you rub the wavy leaves between your fingers, they give off a pleasant resinous aroma.

Browse our other coastal hedging, or all of our garden shrubs.


  • Vivid pink flowers. June-July
  • Evergreen
  • Grows on the coast, low windbreak
  • Great for containers, rockeries
  • Any poor, well drained soil.
  • Full sun & shelter.
  • Hardiness H4
  • To 1m x 2m
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit

Growing Sunset Rock Roses

These hard scrabble plants only need good drainage from their soil, so they are happy in rockeries and pots with quite poor fertility. Above ground, they want full sun, and although they can be grown as a coastal windbreak, a decent amount of shelter from wind will leave them looking much more attractive.
After your plant is established, it will only need a little water in a drought - too much water tends to make it grow a lot, at the expense of a long lifespan.

Its hardiness rating of H4 is tough enough for most of the UK, but not recommended for the coldest parts of inland Scotland.

In Your Garden Design

Ideal for ground cover in a rock garden or a Mediterranean themed design; the magenta flowers with a prominent yellow centre would light up any corner of a garden. Good companion plants include Scabiosa blue note, Salvia Rose Marvel, and 'Melissa Lilac' Lavender. Would look fantastic running alongside a stone pathway.

Did You Know?

Due to their hardiness, they embody endurance, determination and strength - the perfect gift for a marathon runner and other athletes.

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Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
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