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Genus: Fumana

Fumana Species in
Family: Cistaceae

About 10 species from around the Mediterranean, southern Europe and western Asia. They are subshrubs resembling Helianthemum but generally smaller-flowered with sterile outer stamens.


Less hardy than Helianthemum so requiring alpine house protection, but see hardiness under F. procumbens below. Well drained sandy and/or limey soil and a sunny position are needed, sheltered if tried outside. Propagation by seed in spring, cuttings in summer. Flowers very fleeting but borne in succession.