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Helianthemum (Sun Rose)
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Including Helianthemum varieties Wisley Primrose, St. Mary's, Cheviot, Belgravia Rose, and Dazzler

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.

AVAILABLE AUGUST 2015

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.

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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Has the drought got you down? Are you thinking about ripping out your lawn or other water thirsty plants? Don't worry! Digging Dog Nursery is recognized by Dave's Garden as one of the top five mail order nurseries for our wide selection of drought tolerant plants. We carry a fabulous variety of Cistus, Euphorbias, Thymes, Sun Roses,  Sedums, Kniphofias, Origanums, Eryngiums, Lavender, and hard to find, lesser known grasses such as Poa cita, Pennisetum, and Schizachryiums.

Consider planting waterwise groundcovers between your existing plants, or positioning plants close together to reduce the amount of exposed soil. This in turn will reduce evaporation. Heavy mulching with organic matter will also conserve and retain moisture. Compost, well rotted manure or humus from a local dairy or vineyard can benefit your garden in several ways: weed suppression, water conservation and fantastic fertilization!

Try to be conscious with your water use, remember that selecting a drought tolerant plant is only the first step. Once it is established, deep and frequent waterings help train the roots to grow down rather than out, preventing crown rot and helping your plant become much more drought tolerant in the long run. If the drought becomes very severe in your area, a hard and aggressive pruning combined with a heavy mulch can work wonders in preserving your precious perennials!

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We love Geranium 'Buxton's Variety' for it's luminous white eyes. Try pairing it with golden foliage such as Leycesteria formosa 'Golden Lanterns' or Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Golden Arrow'. Each summer this eye catching gem puts on a nonstop show. Large, illuminated white centers with dark stamens highlight captivating spode-blue flowers as they linger just above the luxuriant, slightly mottled foliage. An elegant addition to the border, back ‘Buxton’s Variety’ with Kniphofia ‘Naudes Nek’ and Campanula ‘Loddon Anna’.

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