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× Halimiocistus wintonensis ‘Merrist Wood Cream’, photo courtesy of Plantography/Alamy
× Halimiocistus wintonensis ‘Merrist Wood Cream’, photo courtesy of Plantography/Alamy

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x Halimiocistus wintonensis

Cistaceae
Evergreen, Shrubs, Flowers

X HALIMIOCISTUS

These mound-forming hybrids between Halimium and Cistussalviifolius combine the good qualities of both parents, offering dense foliage, abundant bloom, and high tolerance for sun and heat. They need excellent drainage and cannot live in wet soil; water from lawn sprinklers can kill them. Use in rock gardens, on dry banks, spilling over a wall. Or plant on sunny side of the house under eaves where rains seldom reach.

x Halimiocistus wintonensis

To 2 ft. high, 4–5 ft. wide, with furry gray-green leaves. Sheets of 2-in. white flowers with pronounced dark reddish purple central band in spring and early summer. Flowers of ‘Merrist Wood Cream’ have a red central band on creamy yellow petals.

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