AWARD

HELIANTHEMUM 'Wisley Primrose'

Commonly known as Rock rose, Sun rose

Primrose-yellow flowers
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Grey-green leaves to 4cm (1½in) long.
  • Yellow
  • Height
    20-30cm (8-12in)
  • Spread
    30-40cm (12-16in)
  • 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. Flowers to 2.5cm (1in) across.
  • Hardy - average winter
    Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun

HELIANTHEMUM 'Wisley Primrose'

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - insects, butterflies.
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    Garden origin.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Saucer-shaped
    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
20-30cm (8-12in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  30-40cm (12-16in)
 

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