Carpet beds and borders with lively color. These rosy pink flowers, each with a rounded tuft of yellow stamens in the center, smother the mats of fine gray-green leaves. Both foliage and flowers are lovely paired with Salvia ‘May Night.’
The genus encompasses over 100 species of low-growing evergreen or semi-evergreen subshrubs from both the Old World and the New. The garden varieties are hybrids of a few European species. All share a propensity to cover themselves with countless blooms for several weeks from late spring into summer. Because they demand full sun and excellent drainage and prefer a lean soil, Helianthemums are frequently used in rock gardens, but the combined appeal of their bright flowers and attractive foliage also makes them good candidates for edging a sunny, well-drained border or lining a stone walkway.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.
We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.
Latin Name Pronunciation: hee-lee-an'-them-um
Sun Roses require full sun (partial shade in the South) and well-drained soil that is not too rich. Fertilize sparingly if at all. After plants have flowered, shear them back by about ⅓-½ to keep them looking them tidy. Plants have shrubby tendencies; do not cut back in fall. Remove winter-damaged stems in spring. Sun Roses are reliably hardy to Zone 6 (-10° F), but a light covering of hay or evergreen boughs applied in December and removed when the Daffodils bloom in spring will help see them through in Zone 5 (-20° F).