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Commonly known as Rock rose, Sun rose
Abundant colourful little flowers generally about an inch across on spreading shrubs for a hot sunny spot.
Genus of about 110 species of evergreen or semi-evergreen shrubs occurring in alpine meadows or open scrub in North and South America, Asia, Europe and, North Africa, particularly around the Mediterranean.
EvergreenEvergreen or semi evergreen shrubs. Oblong to linear, silver- to grey-green leaves.
Alpine or rock plantThese plants prefer well drained soil and are generally dwarf in habit.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowGrown for their 5-petalled, brightly-coloured flowers which bloom over a long period.Pests & DiseasesNonePlace of originNorth and South America, Europe, northern Africa, Asia.Resistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Garden Location/ConditionsRockery (inc alpine)
Soil ConditionsNeutral to alkaline soilWell drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
WildlifeBee friendlyButterfly friendly
Buy Varieties of HELIANTHEMUM
yellow flowers with orange eye
deep orange flower
silvery foliage and white flowers
delicate pink flowers