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Cistus ‘Celtic Cream’


This plant is no longer for sale directly from TERRA NOVA® Nurseries. However, it may still be available through one of our Licensees or Retail Sources.


A low, tight profile that could be used as a sunny area groundcover. 'Celtic Cream' features small, refined foliage that has a creamy-yellow margin and a blue green center. When temperatures drop, 'Celtic Cream' turns up the heat with a bright pink edge that continues throughout the winter.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 7-10
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 18″ / 36″ / 18″
Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Time(s): May, June, July

SKU: CISCELCRE Categories: ,
Common Name Rockrose
Family Cistaceae
Genus Cistus
species x hybridus
Plant Type Perennial
US Patent # --
EU Grant # --
Bloom Time May, June, July
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Dormancy --
Exposure Full Sun
Growth Habit Mounding
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 7, 8, 9, 10
How Different? Cream-edged variegation rather than gold-edged. Shorter than Second Honeymoon 'Rencis' and with more stable variegation.
Landscape Value Low, mounding shrub to use as an accent or in mass planting.
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Persistence Evergreen
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 18" / 36" / 18"
Soil (Garden) Prefers poor to moderately fertile soil with good drainage. Tolerant of mildly alkaline soils.
Water (Garden) Water deeply and infrequently once established. Drought tolerant.
Special Uses Deep South, Deer Resistant, Low Water Usage, Winter Color
Comments All Cistus prefer dry, sunny habitats and poor soils.
Water (Greenhouse) Allow to dry out between waterings.
EC 0.5 – 0.7
pH 6.5 – 8.5
Fertility Needs 50 ppm
Notes Does not require pinching, self branching.
Finish Time to 4″ 6 – 8 weeks
Finish Time to Gallon 8 – 10 weeks
Day Length for Flowering Long Day
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