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Cistus (Canary Islands' Rock Roses)

Cistus or Rock Roses is a small genus with only 20 species and a couple of subspecies and varieties described, out of which a dozen are native of the Canary Islands. These grow as perennial woody shrubs with silvery shiny or dark green foliage and large rose-like flowers in pink or sulphurous. For any well drained, preferably slightly rocky soil in full sun throughout the year.
Sow tiny seeds flat on any well drained, rock-sandy soil. Do not cover seeds with soil. Place pots in a preferably sunny spot. Always keep slightly moist from beneath. Canary rockroses are excellent pot or container plants, very free flowering. Keep drier and sunny in winter and frostfree at a minimum of some 5°C.
30 seeds per package.

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Cistus horrens Exclusive

Cistus horrens Exclusive

100 (150)cm, a recently described new 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. After the last wood burnings in 2007 its main populations have been greatly diminished and a subsequent drought has eradicated most seedlings. 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. V-VII.

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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.

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seed package 3282 € 4,99*
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Cistus monspeliensis

Cistus monspeliensis

100 (150)cm, white flowered woody shrub with narrow, viscid, aromatic, dark green, narrow leaves. Native throughout the Mediterranean and the Canary islands. 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. V-VII.

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seed package (ex Gran Canaria, Spain)5076 € 3,99*
seed package (ex Gran Canaria, Spain)
(ex Gran Canaria)
seed package (ex Tenerife)6479 € 3,99
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(ex Tenerife)
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Cistus ochreatus

Cistus ochreatus

80 (120)cm, similar to Cistus symphytifolius from Tenerife, yet with more finely white haired leaves and usually lower stems. Native of the pine forest, especially in the Tamadaba region at some 1.200m on Gran Canaria. It was formerly known as Cistus symphytifolius var. leucophyllus yet on grounds of recent genetical investigations its' taxonomical status has changed as is the case with several other Cistus populations on the Canary islands. IV-IX.

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seed package 1303 € 4,99
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Cistus osbeckiaefolius ssp. osbeckiaefolius

Cistus osbeckiaefolius ssp. osbeckiaefolius

100 (150)cm, a rather rare, low woody shrub, known from only few sites in the lower subalpine zone on Tenerife at some 1900m. Makes numerous branches with most ornamental silvery, densely pubescent leaves, topped by large, bright rose flowers. For any rocky, well drained soil in an always sunny spot in the unheated alpine house or cold wintergarden. IV-VI.

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seed package1301 € 4,99
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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. This recently new described variety was formerly included in Cistus symphytifolius, yet on grounds of recent genetical investigations its' taxonomical status has changed as is the case with several other Cistus populations from the Canary islands. 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. V-VIII.

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seed package (ex Bco. de Las Angustias)5133 € 3,99*
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(ex Bco. de Las Angustias)
seed package (ex Cumbre Nueva)2493 € 3,99*
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(ex Cumbre Nueva)
seed package (ex Las Nieves)5134 € 3,99*
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(ex Las Nieves)
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Cistus symphytifolius var. symphytifolius

Cistus symphytifolius var. symphytifolius

150 (300)cm, excellent pot plant, with attractive large pink flowers and attractive foliage from open pine forest on Tenerife. Requires a very sunny spot. From Aguamansa, upper Orotava valley at some 1.200m. IV-IX

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seed package (ex Tenerife)1302 € 0,79
(ex Tenerife)
Cistus symphytifolius var. villosus

Cistus symphytifolius var. villosus

100 (150)cm, an only recently new described 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. VI-VII.

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seed package 6403 € 4,99*
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