|C. x purpuseus (C. cretics x C. ladanifer) is a showy, orchid-pink 3 inch flowers with a darker red spot appear during summer on this heat-loving, evergreen shrub. Dark green leaves are grey and hairy beneath. Durable dry bank cover or rock garden plant. Tolerates poor soils. Plant in full sun for best growth and flowering. Hardy in zone 7b. Quickly reaches 4 feet tall and wide. Keep soil moist until completely established. Drought tolerant when established. Fertilizer not needed. Cut old stems occasionally to keep plant vigorous. Pinch or shear to thicken growth.