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Rock Rose, Tauric (Cistus incanus tauricus), Potted plant, Organic

$9.50$24.95

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.  This plant is the miniature of the rock-roses.   The flowers are short-lived but numerous, and the flowering period lasts for months.  The leaves of this species are not particularly resinous.  Traditionally (TWM): dried aerial parts made into tea.  The flowers, as a Bach flower remedy, used to calm the nerves after shock, fright or anxiety.  Plant prefers dry, sandy or rocky soils in the full sun. Space plants 2 to 3 feet apart.

Potted plant, certified organically grown

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  1. Question

    Danielle McCutcheon

    Hi Richo, I have the perfect spot for a few of these. How deer resistant would you say they are in general?

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      Richo Cech

      hi danielle, these are deer resistant, they are tough, low and dry. richo

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    • Jane

      I’m in Michigan zone 6 a. My house is facing south. Lots of sun. Wondering if they will over the winter outside ?

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      Richo Cech

      Hi Jane, If you plant these in sandy soil against a south facing wall you can figure you gain a zone, you’re right, a full sun position on a hot exposure really makes for phenomenal rock roses. get them set in early in the year so they can root in thoroughly before winter. richo

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    April Rubino

    What size is the potted cistus you are selling?

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      Richo Cech

      hi april, our standard size is a 2 3/4 by 3 3/4 tree band and i think these are in those. either that or the next size up. we continually up-pot our stock and aim to get you a good healthy start. r

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    Angela Christensen

    What do you think are the odds of this succeeding in my rock wall in zone 6b? Or would I need to grow it in the greenhouse?

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    Chelsea Barr

    What are your tips for growing from seeds?

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    K Giresi

    Do you ship plants to Ontario Canada?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello K. Giresi,
      Due to customs regulations, we cannot ship plants to Canada. Seeds OK. You might try Richter’s Herbs, they are in Canada.
      Richo

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    Sam

    Can I bring in for winter? Zone 5?

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      Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Probably, this is the first year we’ve grown these so don’t know that much about them.

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    • Rachel moore

      Hi Richo,

      I’m getting this plant because of its medicinal value..I’m excited about what I’m reading about using it as a tea. I’m also dabbling in natural perfumery and have been looking to grow the variety that the prized variety that one can obtain the resin Laudanum from. This material comes from the sticky fragrant leaves of the Rockrose..also called gum rock rose. Does this variety have an aroma ? Can you recommend a source for the Mediterranean variety cistus laudanum ? Thank you & I hope you are well ~ Rachel

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Rachel, This is the only type of Cistus I’ve been able to find. It doesn’t have sticky leaves. I look forward to expanding our offerings on different species/subspecies in the future, and have no recommendations right now. richo

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