Cistus incanusHoary or Rose Cistus
- Class and Order
- Polyandria Monogynia
- Generic Character
- Corolla 5-petala. Calyx 5-phyllus, foliolis duobus minoribus. Capsula.
- Specific Character and Synonyms
- CISTUS incanus arborescens exstipulatus, foliis spatulatis tomentosis rugosis inferioribus basi connatis vaginantibus. Lin. Syst. Vegetab. p. 497
- CISTUS mas angustifolius. Bauh. Pin. 464.
Few plants are more admired than the Cistus tribe; they have indeed one imperfection, their petals soon fall off: this however is the less to be regretted, as they in general have a great profusion of flower-buds, whence their loss is daily supplied. They are, for the most part, inhabitants of warm climates, and affect dry, sheltered, though not shady, situations.
The present species is a native of Spain, and the south of France, and being liable to be killed by the severity of our winters, is generally kept with green-house plants.
It may be propagated either by seeds, or cuttings; the former make the best plants.