What is the name of this tender pink flower?
Purple-flowered Rock Rose or Cistus purpureus, commonly known as Orchid rockrose. It is one of the most commonly cultivated varieties of rockrose. The pink flowers, which appear in summer, have petals with a dark blotch towards the centre.
Rock rose belongs to the Cistus genus. They are perennial shrubs found on dry or rocky soils throughout the Mediterranean region, from Morocco and Portugal through to the Middle East, and also on the Canary Islands. Cistus plants have simple, opposite leaves and 5-petalled, bowl-shaped, white, pink or purplish flowers, each lasting a single day, over a long period in summer.
Cistus, with its many hybrids and cultivars, is commonly encountered as a garden flower.
White Rock Rose (Cistus)
Orchid Rose (Rock Rose) – Interesting mix of colors 🙂