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Cistus (Rockroses)

Cistus or Rockroses is a small, primarily Mediterranean genus with some 20 species and a couple of described subspecies and varieties. All Cistus are perennial shrubs with silvery shiny foliage and large rose-like flowers in various shades of pink and white. For any rich, very well drained soil in full sun throughout the year. Certain species are reliably winterhardy in a protected spot in the garden. Alternatively grow in pots under frostfree conditions and a winter minimum of some 10°C.
Sow tiny seeds flat on any well drained sandy and humus rich soil at some 20°C throughout the year. Do not cover seeds with soil. Transplant seedlings in late spring the following year.
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. USDA Climate Zone 8. IV-V.
30 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package2230 € 4,99*
seed package
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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 horrens

Cistus horrens

100 (150)cm, a woody shrub from pine forests in southern Gran Canaria. Similar to the closely related Cistus symphytifolius var. symphytifolius from Tenerife, yet with much longer hairs on aromatic, sticky leaves and an overall smaller habit. Bright pink flowers in summer. A very good pot or container plant which is easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot throughout the year. In winter keep drier at a minimum of some 10°C in full sun. This item will be discontinued. The remaining stock is being offered at a greatly reduced price. The regular price was € 3,99 per package. V-VII.
30 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 5075 € 0,99
seed package
seed package (1,000 seeds)0450 € 4,99
seed package (10,000 seeds)0506 € 19,90
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. VII-VIII.
30 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package6096 € 4,99
seed package
Cistus ochreatus

Cistus ochreatus

80 (120)cm, similar to Cistus symphytifolius from Tenerife, yet with more finely white haired leaves and usually lower stems. It was formerly known as Cistus symphytifolius var. leucophyllus yet on grounds of recent genetical investigations its' taxonomical status has changed. This item will be discontinued. The remaining stock is being offered at a greatly reduced price. The regular price was € 4,99 per package. IV-IX.
30 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 1303 € 0,99
seed package
seed package (1,000 seeds)0503 € 4,99
seed package (10,000 seeds)0511 € 19,90
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.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 2240 € 4,99*
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Cistus salviifolius (Sage-leafed Rock Rose)

Cistus salviifolius (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. USDA climate Zone 9. V-VII.
30 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package4949 € 4,99
seed package
Cistus symphytifolius var. canus

Cistus symphytifolius var. canus

120 (200)cm, an excellent container plant from the pine forest on the island of La Palma. It has ornamental, large rose flowers and nice foliage with narrower leaves than the type species from Tenerife. For any rich, very well drained substrate in full sun throughout the year. In winter keep plants at a minimum of some 10°C with careful watering. This item will be discontinued. The remaining stock is being offered at a greatly reduced price. The regular price was € 4,99 per package. V-VIII.
30 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package5134 € 0,99
seed package
seed package (1,000 seeds)0502 € 4,99
seed package (10,000 seeds)0508 € 19,90
Cistus symphytifolius var. symphytifolius (Tenerife Rockrose)

Cistus symphytifolius var. symphytifolius (Tenerife Rockrose)

150 (300)cm, Tenerife Rockrose is an excellent evergreen pot or container plant with large ornamental rose flowers and plesantly aromatic fragrant foliage. It is native in open spots in the pine forest zone on Tenerife island. For any rich, well drained substrate and a very sunny spot throughout the year. In winter carefully water and keep plants at a minimum of some 10°C. IV-IX
30 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package1302 € 0,99
seed package (1,000 seeds)0512 € 7,99
seed package (10,000 seeds)0513 € 19,90
Cistus symphytifolius var. villosus

Cistus symphytifolius var. villosus

100 (150)cm, a variety from open spots in the pine forest on south-central Tenerife. Smaller in all aspects then the type species with showy bright rose flowers and long haired, greyish-green leaves. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot throughout the year. In winter keep plants slightly drier at a minimum of some 10°C. This item will be discontinued. The remaining stock is being offered at a greatly reduced price. The regular price was € 4,99 per package. VI-VII.
30 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 6403 € 0,99
seed package (1,000 seeds)0501 € 4,99
seed package (10,000 seeds)0483 € 19,90