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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, rose-like blossoms provide a luminous and continuous display against small-sized matte foliage. Capable of quick infill, combine the Sun Roses with water-thrifty companions like Lavenders, select Euphorbias and Origanums.

Helianthemum ‘Belgravia Rose’ (P-1729)

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<i>Helianthemum</i> ‘Belgravia Rose’

Noted as one of the earliest and most bountiful bloomers among our Helianthemum selections, ‘Belgravia Rose’ boasts a pretty showing of chiffon-like 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.

<i>Helianthemum</i> ‘Cheviot’

In mouth-watering peach colors, ‘Cheviot’s dainty blossoms adorn its pearly gray foliage. Euphorbia ‘Candy’ highlights the splendor.

Blooms May–July

Size: 8" high x 18" wide.

Hardy to zone 4.

<i>Helianthemum</i> ‘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 ‘Fire Dragon’ (P-1293)

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<i>Helianthemum</i> ‘Fire Dragon’

Jazzing up the bushy foil of silver-green foliage, vivacious yellow-centered orange-scarlet flowers blaze with intensity.

Blooms May–July

Size: 8" high x 18" wide.

Hardy to zone 4.

<i>Helianthemum</i> ‘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 ‘Mesa Wine’ (P-1572)

Each $8.50

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Close-knit reflective dark green leaves are buried by a generous supply of opulent 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 ‘Blue Marvel’.

Blooms May–July

Size: 8" high x 18" wide.

Hardy to zone 4.

Helianthemum ‘St. Mary's’ (P-1339)

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<i>Helianthemum</i> ‘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 ‘Wisley Pink’ (P-0944)

Each $8.50

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Delicate soft pink blooms garnish the very silvery leaves of this Helianthemum. Contrast ‘Wisley Pink’s soft and fetching demeanor with fellow Mediterranean, Eryngium variifolium.

Blooms May–July

Size: 8" high x 18" wide.

Hardy to zone 4.

Helianthemum ‘Wisley Primrose’ (P-0898)

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<i>Helianthemum</i> ‘Wisley Primrose’

Like tiny suns, ‘Wisley Primrose’s pastel yellow blooms warm its smoky green foliar mass. A swath of Nepeta ‘Little Titch’s blue flowers furnishes complementary color.

Blooms May–July

Size: 8" high x 18" wide.

Hardy to zone 4.

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