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Helianthemum ‘Hartswood Ruby’

Rock rose

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  • Botanical name: Helianthemum 'Hartswood Ruby'
  • Common name: Rock rose
  • Family: Cistaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Red

Foliage colour:

Green

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, evergreen shrub, bearing rich red flowers with soft poppy-like petals. It’s perfect for growing at the front of a mixed sunny border or rock garden. 

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

How to grow Helianthemum 'Hartswood Ruby'

  • Plant size

    30cm height

    50cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

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Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

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Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do not Take cuttings in March

Do not Take cuttings in April

Do not Take cuttings in May

Do Take cuttings in June

Do Take cuttings in July

Do Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Helianthemum 'Hartswood Ruby' and wildlife

Helianthemum 'Hartswood Ruby' is known for attracting bees. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Helianthemum 'Hartswood Ruby' poisonous?

Helianthemum 'Hartswood Ruby' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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