Helianthemum 'Hartswood Ruby'

Helianthemum 'Hartswood Ruby'

Rock rose

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Helianthemum 'Hartswood Ruby'
  • Common name: Rock rose
  • Plant type: Shrub

Height: 30cm

Spread: 50cm

Flower colour:
  • Red
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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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. Helianthemum ‘Hartswood Ruby’ is a low growing, ever green shrub, bearing rich red flowers, with soft poppy-like petals on large blooms. It's perfect for growing at the front of a mixed sunny border or rock garden. 

Grow Helianthemum ‘Hartswood Ruby’ in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Plants may need protection during harsh winters. 

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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