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x Halimiocistus wintonensis hort. ex O.E. Warb. & E.F. Warb.

wintonensis

x Halimiocistus wintonensis hort. ex O.E. Warb. & E.F. Warb.

Key facts

Parentage: Cistus salviifolius x Halimium lasianthum ‘Formosum’
Flower colour: white with central maroon zone
Flower diameter: 4 – 4.5cm
Height & Spread: 60cm x 75cm
Habit: rounded
Notes: found as a self-sown seedling at Hillier’s Nursery; does not have a strong constitution and is not reliably hardy, but perhaps the most eye-catching of all.
Cultivar: ‘Merrist Wood Cream’: a sport in which the background colour of the petals is creamy-yellow, found on a plant at Merrist Wood College. (This cultivar has itself given rise to a further sport – not yet available – lacking the maroon central zone)

Merrist WC

x Halimiocistus wintonensis ‘Merrist Wood Cream’