One's delight in an elderberry bush overhanging the confused leafage of a hedgerow bank, as a more gladdening sight than the finest cistus
or fuchsia spreading itself on the softest undulating turf, is an entirely unjustifiable preference to a nursery-gardener, or to any of those regulated minds who are free from the weakness of any attachment that does not rest on a demonstrable superiority of qualities.
Many shrubs and shrubby herbs - such as cistus
, lavender and rosemary - can be propagated in this way.
, helianthemum and dianthus will provide beautiful flowers.
Three other rockrose species are subshrub or ground-cover types, from 18 inches to 3 feet tall, spreading to a diameter of up to 8 feet: sageleaf rockrose (Cistus
salviifolius), with a yellow spot at the base of each white petal; Cistus
skanbergii, a distinctive pink-flowered species; and Cistus
``Sunset,'' with flowers that are deep rose.
The Western plant Cistus
incanus strengthens the reduced antioxidative defense system found in mature skin.
In fact, making a gravel garden is pretty easy if you choose Mediterranean-style plants including lavender, euphorbias, cistus
, santolina and phlomis, which provide plenty of nectar and pollen for visiting insects.
La presencia en los coscojares de Quercus faginea, Arbutus unedo, Acer monspessulanum y Arctostaphylos uva-ursi indican umbrias frescas, mientras que Cistus
salviifolius indica terrenos ligeramente siliceos (Tabla 1).
In frosty weather protect cistus
, fuchsias and penstemons by tucking bracken or straw around their bases.
The famous five are the buddleia, or butterfly bush, Pink Delight; thewhite-and-red spotted cistus
Alan Fradd; the hydrangea Blue Wave; the gorgeous lavatera Burgundy Wine; and the delicate potentilla Red Ace.
Flowering time is April-June and combines well with cistus
Drought-busting plants such as cistus
, broom, hardy hibiscus, sedum, lavender, sage and rosemary are best.
Or try cistus
(Rock Rose) in shades of whites and pinks in large open flowers and a slightly grey green foliage.