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Water Wise Plants

Helianthemum nummularium 'Henfield Brilliant'

Pronunciation
hee-lee-AN-them-um num-ew-LAH-ree-um
Common Name
Sunrose
Plant Type
Groundcover
Mature Size
6 in. to 12 in. high and 18 in. to 3 ft. wide
Water Requirements
Low: water every three weeks until the root ball is wet
Sun/Shade Requirements
Full to half sun
Flower Color
Orange-red
Wildlife
  • Deer resistant
Maintenance- Design- Planting Tips

A low-growing, trailing ground cover from Turkey, Helianthemum is covered with small flowers in the spring.

There are many cultivars with different flower colors -- red, apricot, yellow, pink and white. 'Henfield Brilliant' is a striking form with its silvery leaves and orange flowers.

Shear the dead flowers off to encourage repeat blooms. Helianthemum likes full sun and well-draining soil with low to moderate water.

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