Cistus originate from dry, rocky parts of the Mediterranean so are drought-tolerant and low maintenance. Masses of flowers in midsummer make this evergreen rock rose towards the front of a sheltered, sunny, well-drained border, or in a container. It will tolerate chalky soil and salty air.
Position: full sun
Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil
Rate of growth: average
Flowering period: June to July
Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection in cold areas)"