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Cistus salviifolius, common name Sage-leaved Rock Rose or Salvia Cistus, is a perennial ligneous plant of Cistaceae family. The genus name Cistus derives from the Greek words (kisthos) meaning basket, while the species name salviifolius refers the wrinkled leaves similar to those of the sage.
Cistus salviifolius has spreading stems covered by clumpy hairs. This bushy shrub reaches on average 30–60 centimetres in height, with a maximum of 100 centimetres. The oval-shaped green leaves are 1 to 4 centimeters long.
This plant is pollinated by insects entomophily, especially bees. The flowering period extends from April through May. The fruit is a pentagonal capsule, 5–7 mm long and the seeds ripen in August.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. It cannot grow in the shade. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.
The dried leaves are used as an adulterant for marjoram (Origanum majorana)
Requires a sunny position in a dry or moist well-drained light sandy soil. Plants are hardy to about -12°C. Dislikes pruning or root disturbance. Plants should be pot grown and then planted out in their final positions whilst still small.
Seed - gather when ripe and store dry. Surface sow in late winter in a greenhouse. The seed usually germinates in 1 - 4 weeks at 20°C. Prick out the seedlings as soon as they are large enough to handle into individual pots. Grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter and plant them out the in the following spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. The seed stores for at least 3 years. Cuttings of softish to half-ripe wood, 8cm long with a heel or at a node, June/August in a frame. Roots are formed within 3 weeks. Lift and pot up in the spring, plant out when a good root system has formed.

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