Helianthemum nummularium – Sunrose, Rock Rose

Family: Cistaceae
Genus: Helianthemum (hee-lee-AN-thee-mum)
Species: nummularium (num-ew-LAH-ree-um)

Category:
Shrubs

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8° C (-20° F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:
Red
Orange
Bright Yellow
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen
Silver/Gray
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

extra info: Dense grey-green foliage is topped with single red, pink, yellow or white flowers. An ideal border or rockery plant.

Hardy perennial. Height 1 foot.

Sow outdoors May-June or indoors Mar-April in seed compost in a cold frame or greenhouse. Plant out late May.

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