Helianthemum nummularium Ben Nevis
Ben Nevis Rock Rose
DetailsBen Nevis Rock Rose (Helianthemum nummularium 'Ben Nevis') is an especially showy Helianthemum, with its golden-orange, red centered flowers that bloom in late spring/early summer. This selection has green foliage and a nice spreading habit. The rockrose family (Helianthemum, includes a number of brilliantly colored flowering plants that are valued in waterwise landscapes as evergreen groundcovers. Plant Helianthemum in most any soil, including clay in a full or partial sun exposure. In cold climates where the soil freezes hard in winter, find a planting spot that gets winter shade to protect the foliage from winter burn. Companion plants include English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), Catmint (Nepeta) and yellow Yarrow (Achillea).
|Common Name||Ben Nevis Rock Rose|
|Botanical Name||Helianthemum nummularium Ben Nevis|
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Orange, Yellow|
|Mature Height||10-12" tall|
|Mature Spread||18" wide|
|Bloom Time||Late spring to early summer|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer|
|Soil Type||Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Drought/Dry Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Drought Resistant / Waterwise|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)|
|Ideal Region||Coastal California, Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
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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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