Curly Rock Rose. Cistus crispus is a compact, bushy evergreen shrub that produces bright magenta-pink flowers. It originates from Southwestern Europe and the western region of North Africa. It is a common sight on uncultivated slopes in the Algarve. It is valuable as a source of nectar for honey bees and other insects, flowering over many weeks in early summer. It also helps combat soil erosion and is adapted to cope with wildfires.
It typically grows to around 50 cm high, producing grey-green crinkly foliage. Leaves have 3 veins across their surface and are covered in fine hairs. The intense green of the leaf and the pleasant aroma that it emits and that becomes more intense with the rain, make it perfect for placing it in gardens.
We are a plant nursery in the Algarve specialising in dry mediterranean species. We propagate and grow our own stock in conditions they are likely to endure when they are planted out.
We grow plants that are adapted to the dry land conditions in Portugal and southern Spain, both mediterranean perennials and succulents.
We choose plants that require very little water and maintenance. We produce a range of dry land plants that are typical of the worlds mediterranean regions. These are available to order ready for planting in the wetter months of the year. Please order the plants you need and we’ll have them ready at the best time for planting.
To ensure your new plants adapt and establish quickly, we produce them in special anti-spiral root pruning containers and a range of fibre pots (no plastic waste) with our own tried and tested growing media.
Please note we have no retail outlet or garden centre and are not open to the public. For more information you can contact us here.
Plantas adaptadas à seca - produzimos plantas adaptadas às condições de Portugal e Sul de Espanha, tanto espécies mediterrânicas como suculentas.
Oferecemos uma gama de espécies típicas das zonas climáticas mediterrânicas em todo o mundo.