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Helianthemum (Sun Rose)
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Including Helianthemum varieties Cheviot, Belgravia Rose, Dazzler, Henfield Brilliant, and Wisley Primrose

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 ‘St. Mary's’  full sun  new plant
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' wide; hardy to zone 4.

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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  new plant
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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Happy New Year

Thrilled by the prospect of fresh beginnings and another spring, we’d like you to know that the 2015 Digging Dog catalog, our 23rd edition, has been printed! With well over 90 diverse new offerings, plus many cherished older gems, this extraordinary collection of plants promises to delight, tantalize and inspire your horticultural interests, while assuring remarkable possibilities for an array of locales, including our drought-stricken Western states. If you’re already on our mailing list, be on the lookout for it’s arrival in the next couple of weeks. Or you may order a copy by clicking on the catalog link. Wishing you a great gardening year, and happy digging in 2015!

Current Staff’s Favorite Plant

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Our favorite plant this week. We love Euphorbia ‘Helen Robinson’ because while the rest of the garden looks like winter, this plant looks like spring! From the robbiae side of the family, this choice, stalwart Euphorbia inherits its compact stature, shade tolerance, and handsome, stout rosettes of blunt-tipped, dark green leaves; the characias side contributes the good-sized chartreuse flower heads. In our garden, it acccompanies Anchusa with a carpet of Corydalis ‘Pere David’ skirting beneath.

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