Helianthemum 'Southmead'

Helianthemum ‘Southmead’

Rock rose

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

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

Orange

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 midsummer. Helianthemum ‘Southmead’ is a low growing, evergreen shrub, bearing rich orange 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 ‘Southmead’ in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Plants may need protection during harsh winters. 

How to grow Helianthemum 'Southmead'

  • 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.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

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

Do not Plant in November

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

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do not Divide in March

Do not Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do Divide in July

Do Divide in August

Do Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Helianthemum 'Southmead' and wildlife

Helianthemum 'Southmead' 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 'Southmead' poisonous?

Helianthemum 'Southmead' 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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