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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
common rockrose flower of the sun
Cistus helianthemum Helianthemum chamaecistus
Helianthemum are bushy or spreading evergreen shrubs with small paired leaves and saucer-shaped flowers borne in short racemes in spring and early summer
H. nummularium is a low, spreading evergreen shrub with tiny, oval leaves and sulphur yellow flowers produced from late spring to early autumn
Europe, SW Asia
Habit Mat forming
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAlkaline, Neutral, Acid
Time to ultimate height
Prefers alkaline to neutral, moist but well-drained soil in full sun, but will tolerate acid soil and dry conditions. Survives well amongst short grass
Propagate by seed sown in autumn, or take softwood cuttings in late spring or early summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes
Gravel Garden Rock Garden Wildlife Gardens Wildflower meadow
Pruning Pruning group 10 after flowering
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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