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Cistus (Hardy Rockroses)

Cistus or Rockroses is a small genus with only 20 species and a couple of subspecies and varieties described. They are perennial shrubs with silvery shiny foliage and large rose-like flowers in pink or sulphurous. Any well drained rocky soil in full sun is suited.
Sow tiny seeds flat on any well drained sandy and humus rich soil. Do not cover seeds with soil. Keep pots in the first year under frostfree conditions, in winter in full sun and at a minimum of some 5°C. Transplant seedlings in late spring the following year in a protected spot in full sun in any rocky, well drained soil.
All are USDA Climate Zone 7.
30 seeds per package.
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Cistus albidus (Grey Leaved Cistus)

Cistus albidus (Grey Leaved Cistus)

70 (150)cm, Grey Leaved Cistus is a rose-pink flowering rockrose with silvery-grayish green, densely hairy, narrow oval leaves. Native of stony, dryish hillsides and open pine forests in North Africa and south-western Europe. For any well drained, sandy to rocky soil in a protected spot in full sun. Give some winter protection to younger plants. Seeds from a wild collection western Mallorca, Spain (Sant Elm) at some 350m. USDA Climate Zone 8. IV-V.
30 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package (ex Sant Elm)2230 € 4,99*
seed package (ex Sant Elm)
(ex Sant Elm)
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Cistus clusii

Cistus clusii

40 (80)cm, an erect to prostrate shrub with terminal white flowers above linear, dark green (above) and white (beneath) leaves. Native of the central and western Mediterranean region (southern Spain to south-eastern Italy). For any well drained, sandy to rocky soil in a protected spot in full sun. Younger plants require a good winter protection. USDA Climate Zone 7/8. IV-V.
30 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 2231 € 4,99
Cistus crispus (Crispy-Leafed Rockrose)

Cistus crispus (Crispy-Leafed Rockrose)

30 (50)cm, Crispy-Leafed Rockrose is a short woody shrub with pubescent, sticky leaves with an aromatic smell and numerous bright pink flowers in early summer. It is native of open spots in mountains and woods in the Western Mediterranean (Spain, France and Italy). For any rich, well drained substrate in full sun throughout the year. Not very winter hardy, best grown in pots in a cool, yet frostfree spot in winter with a minimum of some 5°C. V-VI.
30 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package8030 € 4,99*
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Cistus incanus ssp. corsicus (Corsican Cistus)

Cistus incanus ssp. corsicus (Corsican Cistus)

30 (70)cm, Corsican Cistus is a shorter woody shrub with pubescent leaves with slightly undulated margins and showy bright pink flowers in summer. Native of open spots in mountains and woods on the island of Corsica (France). For any rich, well drained soil in a protected spot in full sun. In colder climates better grown in pots in a cool, yet frostfree spot in winter with a minimum of some 5°C. VII-VIII.
30 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 5207 € 4,99*
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Cistus incanus ssp. creticus

Cistus incanus ssp. creticus

100cm, a low, woody shrub with lanceolate, dark green leaves, slightly hairy on both sides. Numerous large, light pink flowers. Native to the Eastern Mediterranean from Crete to Cyprus to Southern Turkey in rocky places in full sun. VI-VII.
30 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package (ex Cyprus)2235 € 4,99*
(ex Cyprus)
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Cistus incanus ssp. eriocephalus (Sardinian Cistus)

Cistus incanus ssp. eriocephalus (Sardinian Cistus)

50 (100)cm, Sardinian Cistus is a shorter woody shrub with densely pubescent, pale grey green leaves and show bright pink flowers in summer. Native of open spots in mountains and woods on the island of Sardinia (Italy). For any rich, well drained soil in a protected spot in full sun. In colder climates better grown in pots in a cool, yet frostfree spot in winter with a minimum of some 5°C. VII-VIII.
30 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package (ex Monte Albo)5236 € 4,99
seed package (ex Monte Albo)
(ex Monte Albo)
seed package (ex Monte Limbara)5235 € 4,99
seed package (ex Monte Limbara)
(ex Monte Limbara)
Cistus incanus ssp. incanus (syn. Cistus villosus)

Cistus incanus ssp. incanus (syn. Cistus villosus)

70 (120)cm, is a small woody shrub with oblong, grayish green leaves and showy bright pink flowers. It is native of dryish rocky sites in the eastern Mediterranean. In very cold climates grow under frostfree conditions in pots in a sunny spot throughout the year and reduced watering at some 5°C in winter. VII-VIII.
30 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 6114 € 4,99
seed package (ex Perikklishia, Cyprus)6368 € 4,99
(ex Perikklishia, Cyprus)
Cistus ladanifer (Gum Rockrose)

Cistus ladanifer (Gum Rockrose)

2 (3)m, Gum Rockrose or Crimson Spot Rock Rose makes a tall, evergreen, woody shrub with glossy, sticky green, oblong lanceolate leaves, which have a strong, very pleasant balsam smell and are used to gain essential oils and a resign ("Labdanum") for incense. Makes beautiful, very large, pure white flowers with a crimson spot on each petal. Native of the Mediterranean. For any rich, well drained soil in full sun throughout the year. In colder climates best grown in an unheated wintergarden or greenhouse. USDA Climate Zone 9. IV-V.
30 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 3282 € 4,99*
seed package
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Cistus laurifolius

Cistus laurifolius

150 (300)cm, large shrub with broadly lanceolate, shiny blackish green, leathery leaves and plenty of white, large flowers. From Mediterranean region (Morocco, Portugal to Italy and N Greece), growing in half shaded to sunny spot in open scrub. V-VII.
30 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 2236 € 4,99
seed package
Cistus monspeliensis (Montpellier Cistus)

Cistus monspeliensis (Montpellier Cistus)

50 (100)cm, Montpellier Cistus is a small woody shrub with narrow, dark green and leathery leaves and numerous pure white flowers. It is native of dryish rocky sites throughout the Mediterranean. In colder climates grow under frostfree conditions in pots in a sunny spot throughout the year and reduced watering at some 5°C in winter. Plants from Mallorca differ from those on Gran Canaria in having slightly narrower and less sticky leaves. VII-VIII.
30 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package (ex Gran Canaria, Spain)6096 € 3,99
seed package (ex Gran Canaria, Spain)
(ex Gran Canaria)
seed package (ex Mallorca)5206 € 3,99*
seed package (ex Mallorca)
(ex Mallorca)
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Cistus populifolius (Poplar-leafed Cistus)

Cistus populifolius (Poplar-leafed Cistus)

160 (200)cm, Poplar-leafed Cistus is an upright growing shrub with pure white flowers and oval, glabrous leaves. It ocurrs in dryish, sunny spots in south-western Europe. Fully hardy in any well drained, sandy to rocky soil in a protected spot in full sun. IV-V.
30 seeds per package.

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seed package 2240 € 4,99*
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Cistus salvifolius (Sage-leafed Rock Rose)

Cistus salvifolius (Sage-leafed Rock Rose)

40 (80)cm, Sage-leafed Rock Rose is a small, woody evergreen shrub native of partially shaded to open sunny spots in rocky, dryish soils in the Mediterranean. It has fresh to dark green, pubescent, sage like leaves and terminal, showy, pure white flowers. For any rich, well substrate in a sunny spot throughout the year. Not reliably winter hardy, thus best grown under frostfree conditions, in winter keep drier at a minimum of some 10°C. Seeds from certified wild collected seeds in eastern Mallorca, Spain (Cala Torta) at some 100m, Monte Limbara, northeastern Sardinia, Italy at some 1.100m, Troodos mountain range, Cyprus at some 1.000 and Perikklishia, Cyprus at some 300m. Sardinian high elevation populations should be more frost resistant. USDA climate Zone 9. V-VII.
30 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package (ex Mallorca)4949 € 3,99
seed package (ex Mallorca)
(ex Mallorca)
seed package (ex Perikklishia, Cyprus)6367 € 3,99
(ex Perikklishia, Cyprus)
seed package (ex Sardinia, Italy)5243 € 2,79*
(ex Sardinia)
seed package (ex Troodos, Cyprus)6366 € 3,99
(ex Troodos, Cyprus)
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