Helianthemum alpestre – Buy rockery plants


Masses of little yellow flowers in the early summer on very prostrate shrubby foliage.



Helianthemum alpestre description

Dainty yellow flowers in the early summer on ground hugging woody stems – unusual.

Good for the front of a border, or containers, or an alpine bed or rock garden.

A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.

This plant is good for a rockery, tub or raised bedHow easy is it to grow:
Good for the front of a border, alpine bed, rockery or in a tub and is unproblematic in any reasonably drained soil.

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Also known as Helianthemum oelandicum subsp. alpestre.

Common name: Rock Rose, or Sunrose.

Helianthemum alpestre flowering in May
Helianthemum alpestre in May

The best position in the garden:

Prefers sun.

Prefers sun.

Is it useful as a ground cover plant?

Yes, it will fill a small gap at the front of a flower bed.

What type of soil:

Any reasonable soil, also tolerates chalky soil.

How much moisture:

Normal or dryish stony.

Hardiness and, or, lifespan:


Care and maintenance:

When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.

Size of plant:

Height 15 cm.
Spread 30 cm.

Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:

Allow 10 plants per square metre.

Additional information

Weight .4 kg
Plant size



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