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Historical, Drought-Tolerant and Beautiful!

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.

You don’t have to go that far with this drought-resistant flower, though. You can just enjoy it for its sheer beauty and hardy disposition! Crimson-Spot Rockrose (Cistus ladanifer) is a modern take on this age-old flower. It grows 4-5 feet tall and wide and in mild Mediterranean climates will stay green all year. In the spring it blooms dozens of pure white flowers that have a canary-yellow central eye and, as the name suggests, a striking crimson spot at the base of each petal.

Plant it in full sun in well-drained soil and don’t bother watering it all that often (or even at all!) once it’s established.

If you have the right place for it, Crimson-Spot Rockrose will be your new favorite garden plant! Buy yours from us today!

* Perfect for sunny, dry gardens
* Great as a big, flowering hedge
* Big 4” white blooms
* Slender evergreen leaves
* Scented sap

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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#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 Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Crimson-Spot Rockrose | Buy at Nature Hills Nursery
Foliage Broadleaved Evergreen
Mature Height 4 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 5 feet
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Low
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color White with Crimson Spots
Foliage Color Green