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.
How 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.
The best position in the garden:
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.