Rock rose

Helianthemum 'Rhodanthe Carneum' (syn. 'Wisley Pink')

Rock rose - Helianthemum  'Rhodanthe Carneum' (syn. 'Wisley Pink')

Common Name: Rock rose
Genus: Helianthemum
Cultivar: 'Rhodanthe Carneum' (syn. 'Wisley Pink')

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for growing in containers, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.30 m (30 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Pink, Yellow
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: April to July

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained


Often sold as H. 'Wisley Pink' this pretty sprawling shrub looks great tumbling over the edges of a stone wall or terracotta pot. It thrives in hot sunny spots and becomes drought tolerant once established so will thrive in difficult to fill positions. The pink flowers are infused with yellow at their centre and look very pretty against the grey-green foliage. Each flower will only last for one day but in the right conditions it can produce so many flowers that the plant is covered in them for many weeks.

  • Garden Care: Prune in mid to late summer after flowering cutting back any straggly stems.

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