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Helianthemum (Sun Rose)
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Including Helianthemum varieties Wisley Pink, Belgravia Rose, Dazzler, Wisley Primrose, and Mesa Wine

Helianthemum

Sun Rose

Evergreen subshrubs and members of the Cistus family, Sun Roses come from the Mediterranean. Tolerant of drought and salt spray, they exhibit the general hardiness that makes them welcome in a rock garden. Let them cascade over a wall or some other sunny, well drained location.

Tufted with yellow stamens, their fleeting, silky, roselike blossoms provide a luminous and continuous display against small-sized matte foliage. Capable of quick infill, combine the Sun Roses with traditional companions like Lavenders, Euphorbias and Origanums.

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Helianthemum ‘Belgravia Rose’  full sun
Helianthemum  Belgravia Rose

Noted as one of the earliest and most bountiful bloomers among our Helianthemum selections, ‘Belgravia Rose’ boasts a pretty showing of chiffonlike rose pink flowers with sprightly yellow centers poised above fine textured sage green leaves.

Blooms April–June.

Size: 8" high x 18" wide; hardy to zone 4.

Helianthemum ‘Belgravia Rose’ (P-1729)
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Helianthemum ‘Cheviot’  full sun
Helianthemum  Cheviot

In mouthwatering peach colors, ‘Cheviot’s dainty blossoms dress up its pearly gray foliage. Euphorbia ‘Red Wing’ highlights the splendor.

Blooms May–July.

Size: 8" high x 18" wide; hardy to zone 4.

Helianthemum ‘Cheviot’ (P-1084)
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Helianthemum ‘Dazzler’  full sun
Helianthemum  Dazzler

With silken delicacy, saffron-eyed, deep crimson-red blooms festoon ‘Dazzler’s narrow-leafed green mat.

Blooms May – July.

Size: 8" high x 18" wide; hardy to zone 4.

Helianthemum ‘Dazzler’ (P-1519)
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Helianthemum ‘Fire Dragon’  full sun
Helianthemum  Fire Dragon

Set off by a foil of silver-green foliage, the vivid orange-scarlet flowers blaze with intensity.

Blooms May–July.

Size: 8" high x 18" wide; hardy to zone 4.

Helianthemum ‘Fire Dragon’ (P-1293)
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Helianthemum ‘Henfield Brilliant’  full sun  drought tolerant
Helianthemum  Henfield Brilliant

Paper-thin, bright orange-red blooms make a toasty statement against a bed of gray-green leaves.

Blooms May–July.

Size: 8" high x 18" wide; hardy to zone 4.

Helianthemum ‘Henfield Brilliant’ (P-0943)
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Helianthemum ‘Mesa Wine’  full sun

Close-knit reflective dark green leaves are buried by a generous supply of opulent deep wine-red flowers with sunshine yellow stamens. Well-suited for edging a border or topping a stone wall, ‘Mesa Wine’ promises intoxicating allure, especially when surrounded by Epilobium and Salvia ‘Allen Chickering’.

Blooms May–July

Size: 8" high x 18" wide; hardy to zone 4.

Helianthemum ‘Mesa Wine’ (P-1572)
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Helianthemum ‘St. Mary's’  full sun
Helianthemum  St. Mary's

Imparting a crisp elegance, sheet-white flowers lifted on wiry stems illuminate this Sunrose's sturdy, deep green foliage.

Blooms May–July.

Size: 8" high x 2' 0" wide; hardy to zone 4.

Helianthemum ‘St. Mary's’ (P-1339)
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Helianthemum ‘Wisley Pink’  full sun

Delicate rose-pink blooms adorn the very silvery foliage of this Helianthemum. Contrast ‘Wisley Pink’s soft and alluring demeanor with fellow Mediterranean, Eryngium variifolium.

Blooms May–July.

Size: 8" high x 18" wide; hardy to zone 4.

Helianthemum ‘Wisley Pink’ (P-0944)
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Helianthemum ‘Wisley Primrose’  full sun
Helianthemum  Wisley Primrose

Like tiny suns, 'Wisley Primrose's soft yellow blooms warm its smoky green foliar mass. A swathe of Nepeta nervosa's blue flowers highlights the splendor.

Blooms May–July.

Size: 8" high x 18" wide; hardy to zone 4.

Helianthemum ‘Wisley Primrose’ (P-0898)
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Sterling spring blooming shrubs, all dressed in classy green leaves and crisp white flowers. Viburnum plicatum ‘Summer Snowflake’ is the largest of our featured shrubs, fashioning graceful somewhat horizontal branches adorned with snowy lace caps. Cultivated since 1868, well-loved Spiraea x vanhouttei makes a shapely low maintenance addition to sunny mixed borders, while smaller-statured Deutzia gracilis ‘Nikko' offers a galaxy of dainty white blooms perfect for the rockery, nestled along steps or in a container.

Head turning Perennials

Nearly 65” of rain coupled with chilly spring days spawned a remarkable surge of lush foliar growth, plus spectacular long-lasting flowers in our nursery & garden this year. Spring is always such an exciting time as we watch the multitude of leaves, buds and blooms that seemingly unfurl over night plus the numerous new shoots stretching skyward. Dicentra ‘Gold Heart’s delicate golden foliage glows in dappled shady niches, while the dark leaves of Eupatorium ‘Chocolate’, Astrantia ‘Moulin Rouge's exquisite domes, and the richly colored Sedum ‘Jose Aubergine’ promise to turn more than a few heads in your garden. Perhaps you could let Campanula ‘Blue Waterfall’ cascade down your garden steps, or brighten up a sunny bed with Geum ‘Prinses Juliana’. We hope you’ll make room for a few of these shrubs & perennials. Our extensive display borders which surround the nursery are now open through Colombus Day weekend. Our first guided Saturday Stroll is June 24th., followed by July 15th & 29th. We hope you’ll come visit us this summer.

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