Helianthemum

A very varied family from right around the Northern Hemisphere, the translation from the Greek would be ‘sun flower’ and they are commonly called Rock Roses. Both these names provide a clue to their preferences - open conditions in lots of light in free draining soils where they are drought tolerant when established. These are all nearly evergreen, but perfectly hardy, They all flower for a long period in the summer and only need a light trim after flowering to keep them tidy and to encourage further flowering. Available in 7 cm pots.

Images courtesy of Sue Hearnden