Mesa Wine Rock Rose (Helianthemum)

10-12" tall x 15-18" wide. An evergreen groundcover, Mesa Wine's large, deep red flowers cover the glossy green foliage in late spring-early summer. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
Zones4 - 9
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Containers
Groundcover
Evergreen
Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40" (with care)
Mature Height10-12" tall
Mature Spread15-18" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
ShippingNo longer available this season. Learn More…
SizePlant - 2.5" Pot
SKUHC014585

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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10-12" tall x 15-18" wide. An evergreen groundcover, Mesa Wine's large, deep red flowers cover the glossy green foliage in late spring-early summer. Outstanding! Low fertility, well drained soil. Cannot tolerate foot traffic.
More Information
SKUHC014585
Item Package Size
Plant - 2.5" Pot
Common Name
Mesa Wine Rock Rose
Botanical Name
Helianthemum Mesa Wine
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color
Red
Mature Height
10-12" tall
Mature Spread
15-18" wide
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
Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers, Groundcover, Evergreen, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US
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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No longer available this season.

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Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (800) 925-9387 or contact us by email.

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