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Helianthemum 'Highdown Apricot' (Rock rose 'Highdown Apricot')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.25m
Max height
0.25m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Helianthemum 'Highdown Apricot'

Other names

Rock rose 'Highdown Apricot'

Genus

Helianthemum Helianthemum

Variety or Cultivar

'Highdown Apricot' _ 'Highdown Apricot' is an evergreen shrub with glaucous foliage. In late spring and early summer it produces pretty, bright apricot flowers with yellow centres.


Helianthemum 'Highdown Apricot' is: Evergreen

Habit

Spreading

Flower

Apricot in Spring; Apricot in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Helianthemum 'Highdown Apricot' (Rock rose 'Highdown Apricot') will reach a height of 0.25m and a spread of 0.25m 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

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Helianthemum 'Highdown Apricot'

Other names

Rock rose 'Highdown Apricot'

Genus

Helianthemum Helianthemum

Variety or Cultivar

'Highdown Apricot' _ 'Highdown Apricot' is an evergreen shrub with glaucous foliage. In late spring and early summer it produces pretty, bright apricot flowers with yellow centres.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Spreading


Colour

Flower

Apricot in Spring; Apricot in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Helianthemum 'Highdown Apricot' (Rock rose 'Highdown Apricot') will reach a height of 0.25m and a spread of 0.25m 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

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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