Pink Rockrose

Cistus creticus

Greek monks collected ladanum, an aromatic gum, from the leaves of pink rockrose and used it to make perfumes and oils. Shepherds collected the gum from the beards of grazing goats.

Look for it in the Mediterranean section of the Great Glasshouse.


  • Great Glasshouse

    The largest single-span great glasshouse in the world houses the largest collection of Mediterranean plants in the Northern Hemisphere