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Helianthemum apenninum

 
Helianthemum apenninum
white rock rose

Common name white rock rose
Family cistaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-9)
Flowers white (May-June)
Size to 20"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes well-drained soil

Species from Europe, found in dry and rocky places. White flowers with a yellow center, set off against narrow-leaved blue-green foliage. I had just a single seedling, so I was delighted to see it all grown up and flowering madly the next year. With a little luck, it will be longer-lived than other helianthemums we've grown. Not sure about the reported height – ours is staying low to the ground for now.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '08/'09 exchange, cold-stored through summer. Baggy 35F (11w; 7%G, 10d) - 70F (2w, no further G)


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