Helianthemum

Helianthemum

Common name: Sun rose

Family: Cistaceae


Plant type Shrub
Height 6 to 12 inches
Spread 8 to 24 inches
Habit Spreading, low growing
Foliage Deciduous
Growth rate Dwarf to slow
Interests Flowers
Uses Borders, rockery
Skill level Beginner
Maintenance Slight
Hardiness 5
Heat zone
Sun Full sun
Moisture Dry to moist
Soil type Slightly acid to slightly lime
Soil fertility Barren to moderate
Water consumption Light
Site Average to exposed
Flower colour Orange, pink, red, white, yellow
Flower season Late spring to mid summer
Flower size Medium
Foliage colour Green
Fruit colour
Edible parts
Harvest time
Stems
Features
Wildlife
Texture Bold, rough

Helianthemums are shrubby alpines with a bushy or spreading habit. They bear brightly coloured flowers during early summer. Flowers may be white, pink, red, yellow or orange.

These are all sun-loving plants which can tolerate dry and infertile soil.

They are best if trimmed back after flowering.

Task Calendar

SeasonDetails
Late-Summer Prune back after flowering

 

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