Growing Helianthemum (Sun Rose)

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).

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