Drought Tolerant Helianthemum Rock Sun Rose Ground Cover Plant Seed

Rock Sun Rose Seeds

Groundcover Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 5 - 8

Height: 6 - 12 inches

Width: 12 inches

Bloom Season: Late spring to early summer

Bloom Color: Mix

Environment: Full sun

Foot Traffic: No

Soil Type: Light, well-drained soil, pH 6.5 - 8.0

Deer Resistant: Yes

Latin Name: Helianthemum Mutabile

Planting Directions

Temperature: 68F

Average Germ Time: 10 - 14 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: Surface sow seed and press in to soil

Sowing Rate: Approximately 5000 seeds covers 100 square feet or 4 - 6 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 12 - 18 inches

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Care & Maintenance: Rock Rose

Rock Sun Rose (Helianthemum Mutabile Mix) - This evergreen flowering drough tolerant plant produces a mixture of flower colors that include white, pink, rose, red and yellow. With the right conditions, the Rock Rose or sometimes called Sun Rose can be a prolific bloomer, and the entire bush may end up covered in the colorful one-inch flowers. Rock Rose blooms in summer and grows to about 6 - 12 inches tall and can spread 24 inches in width. Helianthemum nummularium grows best in full sun and well-drained soil. It does not require a lot of water to stay healthy looking making it perfect for xeriscaping. Rock Rose uses include border plantings, ground covers, and it is excellent in containers. Rock Rose is also known as Sun Rose.

Rock Rose seeds are easy and rewarding to grow. The ground cover seeds can be started in early spring directly outdoors after the danger of frost has passed. Rock Rose seeds can be sprinkled onto the soil surface and should be gently pressed into the soil. Keep the ground cover seeds moist until germination. After blooming, the plant should be cut back by 1/3. This keeps the plant attractive and neat, but it also encourages a second bloom. For colder regions, mulch for winter protection.