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midnightgardener

Writer. Wildlife lover and keen gardener from Wakefield, with 2 cats; Coco and Henry. A Golden Doodle girl Millie and a little girl Lucy pup 💕💕💕

Cistus x purpureus 'Alan Fradd'

  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2017
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midnightgardener

Help me identify this plant please. I've started saving plant labels but I got this one before I began 😊very pretty flower and just seems to come out one at a time. Then that flower falls off and one more comes 😉🌺🌺❤️

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awomanonabike

I think it's a spotted white Rock rose (cistus). Fabulous!

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Diane76

Agree it's a Rock rose

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rayf2251

Definitely a cistis x purpureus but which one ?

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midnightgardener

Thank you all sounds like that's unanimous! 😄😄🌺

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SylviaDavies

I have that one too! Mine is a big bush now. Are your flowers like crushed paper?

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midnightgardener

@SylviaDavies I had three or four flowers on it but they're so delicate they drop off in no time. I'm trying to remember, I don't think they were as crinkly as yours. It sounds like yours is bigger than mine. When did you plant yours? I put mine in earlier this year 🌺🌿

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SylviaDavies

4 years ago I think but it's in a really dry bed which may contribute to the wrinkles?

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midnightgardener

@SylviaDavies Hello Sylvia! I had a nice surprise today, I had another flower on my plant! I thought it had finished flowering but I was wrong. I can confirm that it does have crinkly petals too. Mine is in moist soil so yours being in a dry bed doesn't contribute to the crinkly petals 😊😊🌺🐝🐝🐝🐝

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SylviaDavies

ah right - its a plant that I seem to see quite frequently in hot countries so I think to myself my ground can't be that dry!

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