Rock Rose, Tauric (Cistus incanus tauricus), packet of 20 seeds

$3.95

Family: Rock-rose (Cistaceae)

Hardy to Zones 7 to 11

Bushy evergreen perennial, native to the Mediterranean basin, flowers showy, rose-purple, to 40 inches tall.  Traditionally (TWM): dried aerial parts of the plant used in therapies against viral infections and Lyme disease.  The herb demonstrates an ability to break down biofilms.  Plant prefers dry, sandy or rocky soils in the full sun.  Press seeds into surface of potting soil and keep moist and cool until germination, which takes 14 days.  Space plants 2 to 3 feet apart.

20 seeds per packet

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  1. Question

    Allegra Chesnut

    Do you plant out the seedlings after germination or grow them in successively larger pots for some length of time before transplanting? How long before they reach full size in ideal conditions?

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    • Richo Cech

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      Standard horticultural technique potting up to larger pots, with maturity in fall of second year.

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    • Tony

      Is this a Cistus with aromatic, resinous foliage? Some Cistus are used for essential oil and oleoresin/absolutes in perfumes.

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    • Richo Cech

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      Hi tony, Yes, this is both a medicinal plant and a culinary herb. It is aromatic! Richo

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    Amy (verified owner)

    Could you provide references or related articles for the use of rock rose for Lyme Disease??

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    • Terry

      Dr Dietrich Klinghardt is using cistus in his treatment of Lyme patients. He has much good info available on line if you search “Klinghardt” and “cistus.”

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    Lily

    What season is suitable for planting Rock Rose in Guangxi province China?

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    • Richo Cech

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      Spring.

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