Rock rose

Helianthemum 'The Bride'

Rock rose - Helianthemum  'The Bride'

Common Name: Rock rose
Genus: Helianthemum
Cultivar: 'The Bride'

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: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: White, 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

The big papery white flowers which appear from late spring are flushed with yellow at their centre and look great against the grey-green foliage of this tough little evergreen shrub. Once established it becomes drought tolerant and it thrives in hot sunny spots where little else will grow. It also copes well with salt laden wind so is a good choice for coastal gardens. In more favourable conditions it is a very pretty low-growing shrub that works well as edging or filling a beautiful pot on the terrace.

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

Similar Plants:

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

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