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Cistus salviifolius - L.
                 
Common Name Rock Rose, Salvia cistus, Sage Leaf Rock Rose
Family Cistaceae
USDA hardiness 8-11
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Dry woods, thickets and banks, often on acid soils and on limestone, from sea level to 1200 metres in the Alpes Maritimes[11, 89].
Range Europe - Mediterranean.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Frost Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun

Summary
Bloom Color: White. Main Bloom Time: Late spring. Form: Spreading or horizontal.

Cistus salviifolius Rock Rose, Salvia cistus, Sage Leaf Rock Rose


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Cistus salviifolius Rock Rose, Salvia cistus, Sage Leaf Rock Rose
   
Physical Characteristics
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Cistus salviifolius is an evergreen Shrub growing to 0.6 m (2ft) by 0.8 m (2ft 7in) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8 and is not frost tender. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower in June, and the seeds ripen in August. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees.The plant is self-fertile.
It is noted for attracting wildlife.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

Synonyms

Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Ground Cover;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts:
Edible Uses: Condiment.

The dried leaves are used as an adulterant for marjoram (Origanum majorana)[177, 183].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
A good ground cover plant for the milder areas of Britain[208]. The form 'Prostratus' has been recommended[197].
Cultivation details
Landscape Uses:Ground cover, Massing. Requires a sunny position in a dry or moist well-drained light sandy soil[11, 182]. Withstands drought once it is established[11, 184]. Tolerates maritime exposure[188]. Plants are hardy to about -12°c, but they require protection in severe winters[11]. Plants are somewhat hardier when grown in poor soils[182]. Individual flowers only last one day but there is a long succession of them[11, 200]. Dislikes pruning or root disturbance[200]. Plants should be pot grown and then planted out in their final positions whilst still small. This species is notably resistant to honey fungus[88, 200]. The flowers are very attractive to bees[108]. Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus[200]. This species is closely related to C. hirsutus[182].
Propagation
Seed - gather when ripe and store dry[78]. Surface sow in late winter in a greenhouse[164]. The seed usually germinates in 1 - 4 weeks at 20°c[164]. Prick out the seedlings as soon as they are large enough to handle into individual pots. Grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter and plant them out the in the following spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts[164]. The seed stores for at least 3 years[K]. Cuttings of softish to half-ripe wood, 8cm long with a heel or at a node, June/August in a frame. Roots are formed within 3 weeks[78]. High percentage[78]. Cuttings of almost mature wood, 8 - 12cm with a heel or at a node, September/October in a frame. High percentage[78]. Lift and pot up in the spring, plant out when a good root system has formed[78]. Layering in spring.

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Cistus albidusRock Rose10
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