Cistaceae: a very variable, small, bushy, evergreen shrub to 1m, with shaggily hairy stems. Found amongst scrub and in bushy places on rocks, and dry hills. The flowers are variable in shade from deep purple-pink to rose pink, to 6cm across, with a yellow centre, blooming in June. The leaves are slightly scented. Native to the Eastern Mediterranean.
The leaves are used as a tea substitute. The oleo-resin obtained from the leaves and stems is used as a commercial food flavouring in baked goods, ice cream, and chewing gum. This plant is an aromatic, expectorant, stimulant herb that controls bleeding and has antibiotic effects. The glandular hairs on the leaves yield the oleo-resin 'ladanum', used medicinally and in soaps, perfumery, and fumigation.
These perennial seeds germinate very irregularly over a long period. Lower temperatures of less than +5°C [41°F] are very effective. Seed trays should not be discarded prematurely. Constant moisture must be maintained. Do not leave in direct sunlight. Grow in poor to moderately fertile soil in sheltered site in full sun. Usually lime tolerant.
APPROX. 100+ SEEDS
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