Sunrose

16 Mar

Sunrose (Helianthemum nummularium), evergreen, low mat-forming growth to 6 in. in height and a 3 ft. spread, flowers spring to fall are copper, pink, red, white, orange and other colors, full sun to part shade, drought tolerant when established, cascades.

From Europe and Asia Minor. A number of forms of this species are commonly sold under this name, as well as hybrids between it and other species. Plant grows 3 to 8 in. tall. Leaves are 1/2–1 in. long; they may be gray on both surfaces, or glossy green above and fuzzy gray beneath. Midspring to early summer display of 1-in.-wide, single or double flowers in bright or pastel colors–flame red, apricot, orange, yellow, pink, rose, peach, salmon, or white. Each blossom lasts only a day, but new buds continue to open. Shear plants back after flowering to neaten appearance and encourage repeat bloom.

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