Cistus ladanifer, Gum Rockrose, Crimson-spot Rockrose

Cistus ladanifer

Gum Rockrose, Crimson-spot Rockrose
Family: Cistaceae
Origin: Mediterranean
USDA Zone: 7-10?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEthnomedical plant.
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Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Fragrant plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

It is a popular ornamental plant, grown for its strongly resin-scented foliage and conspicuous flowers. Its long slender leaves, green with greyish undersides, are fragrant in summer, being a major source of redolent essential oils, leaf distillates, and a resin called gum labdanum, used for perfumed products and flavoring. As with other rock roses, it requires full sun in a xeriscape garden.

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