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Last updated 14/05/20 10:00.
Commonly known as Rock rose
Genus of 19 species of evergreen shrubs from dry, stony soils in the Canary Islands, northern Africa, Turkey and southern Europe.
C. ladanifer (western Mediterranean) is the source of labdanum, a sticky brown resin used in history as incense. It was gathered by combing the fleeces of goats and sheep which grazed on the shrubs. In the present it is used in perfumery as a subsitute for ambergris (the sperm whale being endangered) and in the tobacco flavourings in electronic cigarette liquid.
Dwarf shrub - Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - grown for their saucer-shaped, 5-petalled white to dark-pink flowers. Often short-lived.
Full sun - sheltered site.
Additional Features - Good to know - - each bloom lasts only one day. Good for coastal gardens.
Pests & Diseases - none.
Place of origin - Canary Islands, northern Africa, Turkey, southern Europe.
Garden Location/Conditions - Coastal / windswept - - slightly back from the sea with more shelter
Soil Conditions - Alkaline / Chalk loving -
Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil - generally lime tolerant, but can become chlorotic on chalky soils.
Wildlife - Butterfly friendly -