Botanical name: Cistus ladanifer
Synonym: Cistus grandiflorus
Common name: gum rockrose, common gum cistus
Native to: western Mediterranean
Life cycle: perennial, evergreen
Flower colour: white
Flower time (Central / West-Europe): April to June
Characteristics and usage: Cistus ladanifer products resin, called labdanum, ladanum, ladan or ladanon, it has a long history of use in herbalism and as a perfume ingredient.
Weight of 1000 seeds: 0,23g
Seeds per gram: 4400
Cultivation / direction of sowing: sow seed at 20°C, germination irregular, often several months, gum rockrose is winter hardy to -18°C.