Helianthemum Raspberry Ripple description
Red and white, orange centred flowers in spring and early summer.
It is smaller in size than most of the other Helianthemums.
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, on a bank, cascading over a wall, in containers, or by a patio and is easy in any reasonably drained soil and can cope with some clay, and it is a little susceptible to black spot on the leaves.
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Common name: Raspberry Ripple Rock Rose, or Raspberry Ripple Sunrose.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a smallish space in the front of a plant border.
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.
Trim after flowering to maintain a good shape.
Size of plant:
Height 30 cm.
Spread 50 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 4 plants per square metre.