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Helianthemum ‘Ben Nevis’


Rock Rose

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.250.230


A charming Scottish selection of Rock Rose, this is a good plant for growing in the rock garden, gravel scree, alpine trough or using as an edging along a sunny pathway. Single orange scarlet-eyed flowers appear starting in late spring, over a shrubby mound of narrow green leaves. Plants must have very good drainage, particularly through the winter. Evergreen. Drought tolerant, once established, also tolerant of poor, sandy soils. Shear lightly after flowering, by no more than half. Otherwise, no pruning is generally required. Developed in Scotland in the 1920s by John Nicoll, a hobbyist plant breeder.

Further details for
Helianthemum ‘Ben Nevis’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Orange
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Border
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Rabbit Resistant
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover
Flower Head Size
  Small
Height
   20-25 cm
   8-10 inches
Spread
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium













Helianthemum ‘Ben Nevis’


Rock Rose

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.250.230


A charming Scottish selection of Rock Rose, this is a good plant for growing in the rock garden, gravel scree, alpine trough or using as an edging along a sunny pathway. Single orange scarlet-eyed flowers appear starting in late spring, over a shrubby mound of narrow green leaves. Plants must have very good drainage, particularly through the winter. Evergreen. Drought tolerant, once established, also tolerant of poor, sandy soils. Shear lightly after flowering, by no more than half. Otherwise, no pruning is generally required. Developed in Scotland in the 1920s by John Nicoll, a hobbyist plant breeder.

Further details for
Helianthemum ‘Ben Nevis’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Orange
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Border
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Rabbit Resistant
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover
Flower Head Size
  Small
Height
   20-25 cm
   8-10 inches
Spread
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium