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, roselike blossoms provide a luminous and continuous display against small-sized matte foliage. Capable of quick infill, combine the Sun Roses with traditional companions like Lavenders, 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 chiffonlike 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 mouthwatering peach colors, ‘Cheviot’s dainty blossoms dress up its pearly gray foliage. Euphorbia ‘Red Wing’ 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.

<i>Helianthemum</i> ‘Fire Dragon’

Set off by a foil of silver-green foliage, the vivid orange-scarlet flowers blaze with intensity.

Blooms May–July.

Size: 8" high x 18" wide.

Hardy to zone 4.

Helianthemum ‘Henfield Brilliant’ (P-0943)

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<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.

Close-knit reflective dark green leaves are buried by a generous supply of opulent deep 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 ‘Allen Chickering’.

Blooms May–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.

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 soft yellow blooms warm its smoky green foliar mass. A swathe of Nepeta nervosa's blue flowers highlights the splendor.

Blooms May–July.

Size: 8" high x 18" wide.

Hardy to zone 4.

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Amazing Achilleas, Invigorate your summer plantings!

Amazing Achilleas…. These sturdy, dependable perennials produce small indivdual blooms that populate broad, flat flower heads, lending welcome horizontal elements to any garden bed. Ideal for bouquets, fresh or dried, the long-lasting blossoms range in color from alabaster to soft yellow and gold, as well as terracotta, pink and sassy red. Cut back their flowers in midsummer and enjoy a fall encore! Spicy scented, attractive fern-like green or gray-tinged foliage cloaks their strong straight stems. Slowly spreading and somewhat drought tolerant, Yarrow seem to thrive on neglect. They can handle low soil fertility plus coastal wind and salt spray. Be sure to check out our diverse on-line Achillea selections!

Invigorate your summer plantings.… A few simple maintenance techniques will help plants appear fresh throughout the upcoming dog days of summer. The addition of a chipped bark mulch or well-rotted compost, applied as a top-dressing, not only reduces water requirements, but generally makes it easier for plants to maintain perky looking leaves and vigorous habits. A July or early August trimming of long-blooming perennials, such as Nepetas and most Geraniums ensures myriad flowers that will keep on coming ‘til the first frost. Featured in this newsletter, you’ll find the fabulous plants that caught my eye as Boobah and I took our morning walk through the nursery and adjacent display borders this past week. Hopefully, you’ll have room to ensconce several of them in a well-traveled spot. Happy Digging!

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