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Helianthemum 'Red Dragon' (Rock rose 'Red Dragon')

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
0.3m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
0.6m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Helianthemum 'Red Dragon'

Other names: Rock rose 'Red Dragon'

Genus: Helianthemum Helianthemum

Variety or Cultivar: 'Red Dragon' _ 'Red Dragon' is a spreading, evergreen shrub with linear, dark-green leaves and small, dark-red flowers with yellow centres produced from late spring to mid-summer.


Helianthemum 'Red Dragon' is: Evergreen

Flower: Dark-red in Summer

Foliage: Dark-green in All seasons

Habit: Spreading

How to care

Watch out for

Pests: Generally pest-free.

Diseases: Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning: Pruning group 10, after flowering.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Softwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Helianthemum 'Red Dragon' (Rock rose 'Red Dragon') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Banks and Slopes, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Gravel, Ground Cover, Containers, Rock

Cultivation: Plant in free-draining soil, either alkaline or neutral, in full sun. Ensure it is pruned annually, to prevent it becoming leggy. It may not regenerate from old wood.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Botanical name: Helianthemum 'Red Dragon'

Other names: Rock rose 'Red Dragon'

Genus: Helianthemum Helianthemum

Variety or Cultivar: 'Red Dragon' _ 'Red Dragon' is a spreading, evergreen shrub with linear, dark-green leaves and small, dark-red flowers with yellow centres produced from late spring to mid-summer.


Helianthemum 'Red Dragon' is: Evergreen

Flower: Dark-red in Summer

Foliage: Dark-green in All seasons

Habit: Spreading

Watch out for

Pests: Generally pest-free.

Diseases: Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning: Pruning group 10, after flowering.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Softwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Helianthemum 'Red Dragon' (Rock rose 'Red Dragon') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Banks and Slopes, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Gravel, Ground Cover, Containers, Rock

Cultivation: Plant in free-draining soil, either alkaline or neutral, in full sun. Ensure it is pruned annually, to prevent it becoming leggy. It may not regenerate from old wood.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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