Cistus


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Cistus

 

a genus of plants of the family Cistaceae. They are shrubs, measuring up to 2 m tall, with opposite, entire, deciduous leaves. The flowers, which are up to 8 cm in diameter, are white, pink, red, or purple; they are in cymes or, more rarely, they are solitary. The fruit is capsule. There are approximately 20 species, distributed on the Canary Islands, in the Mediterranean region, and further east to Transcaucasia and Iran. These plants are characteristic of the Mediterranean maquis. Two species are found in the USSR—Cistus tauricus, which grows on the southern coast of the Crimea and in Western Transcaucasia and sage-leaved cistus (C. salvifolius), which is also found in Western Transcaucasia. Several species of Cistus are cultivated as ornamentals.

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Therefore, Cistus roots might be more susceptible to plant feeders than the roots of maquis.
Or send cheques/POs, made payable to Mr Fothergill's, to: People Cistus Offer, Mr Fothergill's Seeds, Rookery Farm, Holbeach St Johns, Spalding, PE12 8SG.
Silver or greyleaved plants such as cistus, halimium and the Californian poppy are at risk.
According to the British Deer Society, muntjac will eat virtually any plants, although they are less keen on camellia, cistus, hellebore, hosta, hydrangea, lavender, poppies and sedum, while they do like geraniums, sweet Williams, clematis and, of course, roses.
Rosemary and sage also look good with silver foliage perennials in the seaside garden, while cistus and helianthemums do well if sheltered.
Think Mediterranean and create colourful borders with drought-tolerant evergreens and evergreys such as lavender, Ballota and Cistus and a smattering of herbs such as pelargoniums, sage and rosemary and sun-loving perennials, such as asters, Rudbeckias and Sedums glowing through hazy grasses.
They're not so keen on camellia, cistus, hellebore, hosta, hydrangea, lavender, poppies and sedum, while they do like geraniums, sweet Williams, clematis and, of course, roses.
Cistus creticus, the sun rose, is a compact evergreen that is worth considering if you have poor, dry soil.
He tends to emerge at about 10am, and forages and snoozes til 8pm, when he heads off underneath a large cistus bush for the night.
Sean Hogan of Cistus Design and Nursery in Portland will speak on "Broadleaf Evergreens and Other Plants for Winter Interest in the Garden" at the Willamette Valley Hardy Plant Group meeting Tuesday at 7 p.
lAlec and Freddie Head, touched off in the Oaks yesterday when Fair Salinia beat their Dancing Maid, have no such misfortune in the Prix de Diane at Chantilly as their Reine de Saba is too good for Cistus (Dick Hern/Willie Carson).
Others which will thrive at the seaside include pinks (Dianthus), thrift (Armeria) and sea holly (Eryngium), Calluna vulgaris, cordyline, hebes, holly, spiraea, ulex, hydrangea, olearia, lavatera and cistus, although some are not hardy.