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Helianthemum 'Rhodanthe Carneum'

Rock rose

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Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour






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photo by Mark Bolton, copyright GAP Photos (12002)

Plant details

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. Different varieties are available with red, orange, white, yellow or pink flowers - 'Rhodanthe Carneum' is the most prolific of the pinks and was previously known as 'Wisley Pink'. Although the individual flowers look frail - they have an almost poppy-like quality - and only last a day or two, a new succession is constantly being produced so plants are never out of bloom until the close of their season. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Cistaceae

Genus: Helianthemum

Cultivar: Rhodanthe Carneum

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: Pink

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: 45cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to take cuttings: June to August

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