Cistus 'Mickie' PP23,024. Upon first observation of the foliage of this plant, one might think that it is a brilliant evergreen Coleus. But the genus Cistus is native to the American Northwest and is almost impossible to grow in the humid and hot southeastern U. S. But amazingly, this variegated hybrid form does well under these conditions. It makes an evergreen mound of about 30" high and 4 ft. spread. It adorns itself in single white flowers in spring to early summer. Grow it in full sun in a well drained medium and it will thrive. The first two pictures are compliments of Michael Chelednik and were taken at the J.C. Raulston Arboretum at NCSU, Raleigh, NC.