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Cistus x pagei Demoly

C x pagei

Key facts

Parentage: C. parviflorus x C. laurifolius
Flower colour: pink
Flower diameter: 4.5cm
Height & Spread: not yet known; probably 75cm x 75cm
Habit: rounded
Notes: a new hybrid created by me in 1996, by pollinating C. parviflorus with pollen from C. laurifolius. Described and named after me by Jean-Pierre Demoly. A very attractive plant, having the appearance of a compact C. laurifolius with pink flowers; now available commercially in France and USA. This hybrid appears to have inherited full hardiness from C. laurifolius and should be a good alternative to ‘Grayswood Pink’ for those wanting to grow a pink cistus in colder areas.