Cistus x heterocalyx 'Chelsea Bonnet'

Chelsea Bonnet Rockrose

Evergreen Shrub

Cistus 'Chelsea Bonnet' is a drought tolerant, evergreen shrub for full sun that's covered white blooms with a yellow eye in summer. Gray-green foliage on rounded shrub looks good for most of the year.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 8, 9, 10

Exposure: Full Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low


Size: 24 - 36 tall x 36 - 48 wide
Shape / Form: Rounded
Foliage Texture: Medium
Foliage Quality: Medium

Features: Attracts Bees, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Dwarf / Compact Plant, Flowers, Long Blooming

Foliage Color: Green

Flower Color: White
Bloom Season: Jun, Jul, Summer
Flower Shape: Single

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Banks and Slopes, Edging, Groundcover, Hedges and Screens, Hell Strip, Mixed Border, Small Gardens
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Low Water / No Water, Reflected Heat
Wildlife: Bees, Beneficial Insects, Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: mid-plane filler

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

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