Helianthemum Wisley Primrose – Buy alpines online


A multitude of primrose yellow flowers in spring and early summer.

Grown in handy 9 cm pots:

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Helianthemum Wisley Primrose description

Primrose yellow flowers in spring and early summer.

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

RHS Award of Garden MeritHow easy is it to grow:
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit [1]. To win this impressive accolade the plants must have outstanding excellence for decorating a garden, be robust, not require highly specialist growing conditions or care and not be particularly susceptible to any pest or disease.

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 isn’t very susceptible to black spot on the leaves.

Common name: Wisley Primrose Rock Rose, or Wisley Primrose Sunrose.

Helianthemum Wisley Primrose flowering in June
Helianthemum Wisley Primrose in June

The best position in the garden:

Prefers sun.

Is it useful as a ground cover plant?

Yes, it will fill a largish space in the front or middle of a flower 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 90 cm.

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

Allow 1 plant per square metre.

[1] Royal Horticultural Society – opens in a separate window.

Additional information

Weight .25 kg


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