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Helianthemum 'Belgravia Rose'

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Cistaceae (Rock-roses)
Origin: Mediterranean (Europe)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Rose Pink
Bloomtime: Spring
Parentage: (Helianthemum nummularium hybrid)
Height: <1 foot
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 0-10 F
Helianthemum 'Belgravia Rose' - Compact evergreen woody perennial or sub-shrub related to the larger Rockrose (Cistus) but growing to only 6 to 8 inches tall by up to 2 to 4 feet wide with blue-green foliage. In Southern California flowering commences in spring and lasts to early summer (April-June) with an off-bloom often in fall. This in one of the earliest and heaviest to bloom of the Sunrose for us in nursery containers. The 1 inch wide flowers open for a day and are closed by evening, yet they bloom in such a mass of flowers that the entire plant is masked behind them. This cultivar is noted for its blue-green foliage and rose-pink flowers with small yellow stamens at the center. Plant in a location with good drainage in full sun to part shade with regular to infrequent summer irrigation. Hardy to 0 F. Shear after flowering to maintain tight growth habit and encourage rebloom. Great plant for an edging , a sunny border or even a small scale groundcover. The name for the genus comes from the Greek words 'helios', meaning "the sun" and 'anthemon' meaning "flower". The majority of cultivated Helianthemum plants are hybrids of H. apenninum and H. nummularium, the former from south and west Europe, the Mediterranean region and Asia Minor. The latter is native to Europe, Asia Minor, Armenia and the Caucasus and Atlas mountains. We have been growing this cultivar since 2001.  The information on this page is based on our research that has been conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in the nursery, in the nursery's garden, and in other gardens where it has been observed. We also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that might aid others in growing  Helianthemum 'Belgravia Rose'.