- Big, Striking Blooms
- Slender Evergreen Leaves
- Scented Sap Used As Perfume Since Ancient Days
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.