HELIANTHEMUM 'Ben Fhada'

Commonly known as Rock rose, Sun rose

Yellow flowers with orange eye
Further Reading....

HELIANTHEMUM 'Ben Fhada'

 
  • Evergreen
    Light-green leaves.1-4cm (to 1½in) long.
  • Orange
    Orange eye
  • Yellow
  • Height
    20cm (8in)
  • Spread
    30cm (12in)
  • Alpine or rock plant These plants prefer well drained soil and are generally dwarf in habit.
  • Dwarf shrub Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
    Spreading shrub.
  • Hardy - cold winter Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - wildlife plant - insects, butterflies.
  • Pests & Diseases
    none
  • Place of origin
    garden origin. 'Ben' series created by John Nicoll, a jute merchant, Dundee, Scotland.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Saucer-shaped - to 2.5cm (1in) across
  • Single - Row of petals round conspicuous stamens - no more than 8 petals
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Rockery (inc alpine)
  • Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic see photos above
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 7
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that flower on previous year's growth in Spring, or current year's growth in late Summer/Autumn.
    Action: Cut back flowered shoots to within 1 inch of previous year's growth.
    When: Annually after flowering or in Spring if flowering on current year's growth.

    RHS group 10
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Neutral to alkaline soil
  • Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
  • Butterfly friendly
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Helianthemum - Growing Guide
20cm (8in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  30cm (12in)
 

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