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Historical, Drought-Tolerant and Beautiful!
Spaniards have loved this plant since ancient days, when it was called Labdanum.
This improved Crimson-Spot Rockrose (Cistus x purpureus ) is a modern take on this age-old flower. In mild climates, it will stay green all year.
In the spring, it blooms dozens of huge, pure white flowers. Each bloom boasts a canary-yellow central eye and, as the name suggests, a striking crimson spot at the base of each petal. It looks clean and bright, with a whole lot of pizazz.
Use it as a big, flowering hedge in sunny, dry gardens. Don't bother watering it all that often (or even at all!) once it's established. This easy-care nature makes it a natural for use on rocky slopes. It's very hardy, and nearly pest and disease free. The foliage smells delicious, so plant it where the wind will carry that scent into your house, if you can.
If you have the right place for it, Crimson-Spot Rockrose will be your new favorite garden plant. Buy yours from us today!
- Big, Striking Blooms
- Slender Evergreen Leaves
- Scented Sap Used As Perfume Since Ancient Days
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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Crimson-Spot Rockrose Ancient Past
When you think of perfume what flowers come to mind? Rose? Lavender? Lilac? What about labdanum? Not the first thing to roll off the tongue, huh?
Labdanum is the resin that gives perfumes their amber, woody, musky, or leathery scents. It has been used as a scent for a very long time. How long? We find it mentioned in Genesis in the Bible.
It's also thought by Egyptologists that the little false beards the royal Egyptians wore were made of labdanum.
For an interesting cocktail party story, you can tell how labdanum was collected.
Sheep were allowed to graze in ancient fields of rockrose. Their fur would fill with the sticky labdanum resin that came off of the slender leaves. Then the shepherds would brush it out of their coats and make a little extra cash on the side selling it to merchants and perfumers.
Today? You'll enjoy the fresh, clean appearance and wonderful scent of this beautiful flowering shrub.
Growing Zones 6-9
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Cistus ladanifer|
|Mature Height||4 - 5 feet|
|Mature Spread||4 - 5 feet|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|
|Flower Color||White with Crimson Spots|