Helianthemum nummularium Ben Nevis

Ben Nevis Rock Rose

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.
Zones 4 - 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
Mature Plant Size 10-12" tall 18" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
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Size Plant - 2.5" Pot
SKU HC017294

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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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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Common Name
Ben Nevis Rock Rose
Botanical Name
Helianthemum nummularium Ben Nevis
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Orange, Yellow
12 inches
Mature Height
10-12" tall
Mature Spread
18" wide
Bloom Time
Late Spring - Early Summer
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Evergreen Foliage
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Groundcover, Evergreen
Ideal Region
Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California
Item Package Size
Plant - 2.5" Pot
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