Orchid Rock Rose (Cistus purpureus), has lively rose colored blooms with maroon spots and bright yellow centers. The dramatic flowers stand out well against its own lovely green foliage. This hardy shrub can handle roadside conditions and hot foundation placement. The colorful spring and early summer beauty make Orchid Rock Rose quite suitable for an accent or specimen plant. Its compact, yet spreading growth formation also make it an interesting filler plant for large garden beds that could use a good dose of early to mid-season color.