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Helianthemum Ben Hope

Rock Rose, Sun Rose

Hardy Shrub

What is Hardy Shrub?

Smothered in cerise pink flowers with contrasting golden yellow centres

Forms neat cushions of grey-green foliage

Ideal for rockeries border edges and steps in hot dry soils

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Helianthemum ‘Ben Hope’ is the ideal candidate for hot, dry sites. From late spring to midsummer, it is smothered in nectar-rich, cerise pink flowers studded with contrasting golden yellow centres. Height and Spread: 30cm (12”).

Rock Roses are low and spreading evergreen shrubs which thrive in challenging dry situations. They form neat humps of small, greyish-green, linear foliage which will spill over rockeries, steps or border edges providing cover and interest throughout the year. If clipped and shaped after flowering, they will keep their lovely hummocky shape and you may even be rewarded with a second flush of flowers later in the summer. 

The nectar-rich flowers are a magnet for pollinating insects. Trouble-free and easy to grow, this variety is perfect for planting at the front of hot, dry borders and rockeries, and makes a useful addition to coastal gardens or as a drought-tolerant specimen for a container. 

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Height Up to 30cm (12in)
Spread Up to 30cm (12in)

Hardy Shrub

ground covercottage gardensalpine & rockerywildlife gardenslow maintenance gardencoastal garden

full sun

Flowering Months
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2 x 1 Litre Potted Plants (T64197P)
1 x 1 Litre Potted Plant (64196)

Plant rock roses into moderately fertile, neutral or alkaline soil, in full sun. Helianthemum dislike wet ground, particularly during winter. Improve heavy soil conditions by adding coarse grit or sharp sand prior to planting. Once established, rock roses can easily tolerate dry sandy soils.
Feed and water regularly throughout the growing season while young plants become established. Once established, rock roses are relatively drought tolerant and require minimal maintenance. After flowering, prune helianthemum stems back to within 3cm (1”) of the previous year’s growth.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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