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Cistus Little Miss Sunshine

Cistus hybrida = ‘Dunnecis’


part of the Sunset Plant CollectionCistus Little Miss Sunshine = ‘Dunnecis is an excellent new variegated selection of Cistus hybridus (syn. C. corbariensis). It has bold butter-yellow margins to the leaves surrounding a deep green center. The flowers are large and white, typical of this well-known Cistus species. Little Miss Sunshine exhibits greater vigor and is faster to finish than other variegated Cistus that are currently available. It makes an excellent small compact shrub for the front of the border or containers.

Origin: Ireland

Description / Plant Notes:

    • USDA Zone 9 (25°F or -6°C)

Bright golden variegated foliage

  • Masses of pure white saucer-shaped blooms
  • A long blooming period from early summer-fall


Patent Status: PP 22,364

PK Sheet
USDA Zone: 9 - 11
Height: 12 to 18-inches
30 to 46-centimeters
Spread: 12 to 24-inches
30 to 61-centimeters
Seasons: Summer, Late Summer, Autumn
Flower Colors: White
Foliage Colors: Variegated, Gold, Green
Light Levels: Full-Sun, Partial-Sun
Growth Habit: Compact-mounded
Usage: Containers, Garden border, Gardens, Landscapes, Mass landscape planting, Pots
Patent Status: PP 22,364
Origin: Ireland

Grower Culture

Media: Well-draining media
Water: Well-Drained to Moderate
Crop Timing from Rooted Liners:
4-inch: 8 to 10-weeks with 1 ppp
1-gallon: 12 to 14-weeks with 1 ppp