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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.

<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|ndash;June

Size: 8" high x 18" wide.

Hardy to zone 4.

Helianthemum ‘Cheviot’ (P-1084)

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AVAILABLE SUMMER 2019

<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|#8211;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.

<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|#8211;July

Size: 8" high x 18" wide.

Hardy to zone 4.

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|ndash;July

Size: 8" high x 18" wide.

Hardy to zone 4.

<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

AVAILABLE LATE AUGUST 2019

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.

<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|#8211;July

Size: 8" high x 18" wide.

Hardy to zone 4.

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Current Staff's Favorite Plant

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Our featured plant: Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora ‘Honey Angels’

Colorful Crocosmias, Be Awed by your August garden, Saturday Strolls!

Click here to view our Late August 2019 Newsletter!

Colorful Crocosmias!

Crocosmias pack a punch of late summer color as our gardens transition into autumn. Their clustered tubular flowers populate the ends of gracefully arching spikes, which emerge from handsome sword-like foliage. Ranging from yellow, peach and orange to fiery red, their prismatic shades look exceptional with white flowering perennials such as Phlox ‘David’, Selinum wallichianum and Aster ‘Bridal Veil’, as well as the blue blossoms of Aconitum, Agapanthus ‘Storm Cloud’ or Aster ‘Twilight’. For fun you could create a hot border, blending them with Kniphofia, Helenium, Salvia and even other Crocosmia, plus be sure to include some in your next bouquet. Commonly referred to as Montbretia and hardy to Zone 6, they appreciate, good drainage, adequate water and some shade in scorching summer sun. Please feel free to check out our extensive collection of Crocosmia cultivars in the perennial section of our online catalog.

YES, it’s possible to be in awe of your late August garden….

At this point in the season, some areas in our gardens may appear a tad worn or lackluster. If you haven’t already done so, you may wish to cut back a few tired looking perennials, such as the Nepetas or Geraniums, so you can enjoy a fresh flourish of growth plus more blooms. Adequate moisture and an additional application of compost will also ensure late summer vigor. Incorporating plants that provide a bounty of flowers and alluring leaves in August and September helps buoy our spirits, and hopefully even inspire a little awe as we approach fall. Though the plants featured in this newsletter either promote a bold statement or possess more refined aspects, they equally caught my eye and made me pause to take a closer look. Perhaps they’ll spark a wondrous moment for you as well. All of us Digging Dog plant wranglers wish you Happy Digging!

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