Helianthemum Ben Ledi

Ben Ledi Rock Rose

Stunning bi-colored pink and dark pink flowers make 'Ben Ledi' a standout evergreen groundcover. The plant has glossy, deep green foliage and blooms in late spring. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
Zones4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Low Maintenance
Containers
Groundcover
Evergreen
Cut Flowers
Rock Gardens
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40" (with care)
Mature Plant Size10-12" tall 15-18" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
ShippingNow shipping to zones 8-10.
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SizePlant - 2.5" Pot
SKUHC014584

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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$8.99
Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
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SKU
HC014584

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Details
10-12" tall x 15-18" wide. Stunning bi-colored pink and dark pink flowers make 'Ben Ledi' a standout evergreen groundcover. The plant has glossy, deep green foliage and blooms in late spring-early summer. Low fertility, well drained soil. Cannot tolerate foot traffic.
More Information
SKU
HC014584
Item Package Size
Plant - 2.5" Pot
Common Name
Ben Ledi Rock Rose
Botanical Name
Helianthemum Ben Ledi
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Pink
Height
12 inches
Mature Height
10-12" tall
Mature Spread
15-18" wide
Bloom Time
Late Spring - Early Summer
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Evergreen Foliage
Yes
Soil Type
Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Low Maintenance, Containers, Groundcover, Evergreen, Cut Flowers, Rock Gardens
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

Helianthemum (Rock Rose or Sunrose) are a showy genus of evergreen perennials native to the Old World (Europe and western Asia).

Preferred growing conditions:

  • Plant in infertile (lean), fast-draining soils. They particularly like alkaline limestone soils. Not suitable for clay soils. 
  • Enjoys full sun to partial shade exposure.
  • Water transplants regularly for the first growing season and provide drier conditions once established.
  • Helianthemum are profuse bloomers that don't require deadheading.
  • Fertilize lightly in the fall with a half and half mix of Yum Yum Mix and good quality compost applied as a top dressing around the plant.

Special Comments:

  • Helianthemum do best with afternoon shade in the western US to protect the evergreen foliage from being scorched by bright winter sun.
  • In winter, cover with evergreen boughs to provide shade and protection from drying winter winds.
  • Shear lightly after flowering is finished to encourage new growth and maintain a tidy habit.

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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ZoneShipping Status
Zone 2Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 3Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 4Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 5Shipping begins the week of April 29th, 2019
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of April 15th, 2019
Zone 7Shipping begins the week of April 1st, 2019
Zone 8Now Shipping
Zone 9Now Shipping
Zone 10Now Shipping
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