Plant of the Month: Cistus Brilliancy

Our Plant of the Month for October is the Cistus Brilliancy. This is a colourful rock rose, height between 1.5 to 2 metres that produces grey green downy foliage and a mass of bright pink flowers during the warmer months. It is well suited for growing in sunny garden beds, protected coastal sites and pots. Water well until established. Tip prune young plants after flowering to encourage a good shape. This plant will tolerate dry spells and light to medium frost once established.