Ben Nevis Rock Rose (Helianthemum)

Ben Nevis Rock Rose (Helianthemum nummularium 'Ben Nevis') has golden-orange, red-centered flowers that appear in late spring, held over dark green foliage. This is an excellent, low water groundcover with evergreen foliage.
Zones4 - 9
Advantages
Groundcover
Evergreen
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
Mature Height10-12" tall
Mature Spread18" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
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SizePlant - 2.5" Pot
SKUHC017294

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Ben 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).
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SKUHC017294
Item Package Size
Plant - 2.5" Pot
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
Evergreen Foliage
Yes
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Advantages
Groundcover, Evergreen
Ideal Region
Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships To Canada
No
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