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Helianthemum nummularium

Helianthemum nummularium
'Ben More'
sun rose; rock rose
seed-grown pink-flowered specimen

Common name sun rose; rock rose
Family cistaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-8)
Flowers pink/orange/red (late spring-early summer)
Size 24"
Light sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Rock rose foliage varies in color from dull grayish green to lustrous deep green, depending on the cultivar. The crinkly-petaled flowers vary in color along the pink/red/orange spectrum. At one time, we had a specimen of 'Wisley Pink', which was a wonderful plant - but it gave up after a few years. We've grown a few plants from seed from time to time, which never seem to last very long in the garden. Our latest addition is 'Ben More', one of several cultivars named for Scottish mountains. It is richly covered in orange flowers in late spring.

Helianthemum nummularium

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

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '03 trade. Baggy 70F (70%G, 4-5d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (20%G, 5-10d). Only one of two seedlings developed

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