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Helianthemum 'Hartswood Ruby'

Rock rose

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Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour






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Helianthemum 'Hartswood Ruby'
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Plant details

Helianthemums, also known as rock roses are reliable easy going shrubby plants that can be guaranteed to put on a good show of flower throughout early and mid summer. It is important to provide soil with good drainage for these plants, especially during the colder and wetter months. Different varieties are available with red, orange, white, yellow or pink flowers. Helianthemum ‘Hartswood Ruby’ is a low growing, ever green shrub, that provides rich red colour for the garden, with soft poppy-like petals on large blooms. 

Family: Cistaceae

Genus: Helianthemum

Cultivar: Hartswood Ruby

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: Red

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Dry, Moist, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 30cm

Spread: 50cm

Time to take cuttings: June to August

Flowering period: May to July

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