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Helianthemum nummularium
Helianthemum nummularium

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Zones 2B, 3-9, 14-24, 32, 34
Full Sun
Full
Regular Water
Moderate

Helianthemum nummularium

Sunrose
Cistaceae
Evergreen, Ground covers, Shrubs

From Europe and Asia Minor. A number of forms of this species are commonly sold under this name, as well as hybrids between it and other species. The plant grows to 3–8 in. tall. Leaves are 1/2–1 in. long; they may be gray on both surfaces, or glossy green above and fuzzy gray beneath. Midspring to early summer display of 1-in.-wide, single or double flowers in bright or pastel colors—flame red, apricot, orange, yellow, pink, rose, peach, salmon, or white. Each blossom lasts only a day, but new buds continue to open. Shear plants back after flowering to neaten appearance and encourage repeat bloom.

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