Greek halimos—of the sea.
Species occasionally available include the southern European species H. atriplicifolium (Lam.) Spach, a shrub to 2 m tall with white-hairy sepals; H. commutatum Pau. a low shrub less than 0.5 m tall with unspotted petals and hairless sepals; and H. halimiifolium (L.) Willk. &Lange which is a shrub to 1 m tall with 5 scaly sepals.
Seed, division, softwood cuttings.
Flower petals mostly yellow; fruit capsule with 3 valves; sepals 3-5; style short and straight.
McMillan Browse (1993).
Source: (1997). Cistaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.