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

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
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

Habit

Spreading

Flower

Dark-red in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 10, after flowering.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


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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)

Companion plants

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.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Spreading


Colour

Flower

Dark-red in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 10, after flowering.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


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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