Gardd Fotaneg Genedlaethol CymruNational Botanic Garden of WalesNational Botanic Garden of Wales

Pink Rockrose

Cistus creticus

pretty pink flowers

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.