Common rock-rose | Helianthemum nummularium

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1x plug plant (approx. 2-5cm above ground, 15cm of root structure below ground)

Introducing the exquisite Common Rock-Rose (Helianthemum nummularium) to your garden from our wildflower nursery! This low-growing perennial, adorned with vibrant saucer-shaped blooms in hues of yellow to pink, adds a burst of colour to any landscape. Thriving in well-drained, sunny spots, it forms a charming ground cover, attracting bees and butterflies with its abundant nectar.

Resilient and easy to cultivate, Common Rock-Rose brings a touch of natural elegance to your outdoor haven. Elevate your garden with this visually captivating and low-maintenance wildflower – order now and let the beauty of Common Rock-Rose unfold!


Botanical Information: Common Rock Rose

Common Rock-Rose (Helianthemum nummularium) graces landscapes with its delicate and vibrant blooms. This low-growing perennial displays small, saucer-shaped flowers in hues ranging from yellow to pink, creating a tapestry of colour. With a compact form and reaching heights of 10 to 40 centimetres, it adds charm to both wild and cultivated settings.


Thriving in well-drained, sandy soils and basking in full sunlight, Common Rock-Rose finds its home in dry, open habitats such as heathlands, rocky slopes, and coastal areas. Its adaptability to poor and infertile soils, coupled with its preference for sunny conditions, makes it a resilient and versatile species, adding a burst of colour to various environments.

Benefits to Wildlife

Common Rock-Rose plays a crucial role in supporting wildlife, serving as a valuable nectar source for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. Its abundant blooms attract these insects, contributing to the overall health and biodiversity of local ecosystems. Additionally, the plant’s low-growing habit provides shelter for small insects, fostering a balanced and vibrant habitat.

Conservation Status in the UK

With a stable and widespread presence, Common Rock-Rose is not currently listed as endangered in the United Kingdom. Its adaptability to different habitats contributes to its resilience. While not facing significant conservation threats, the plant’s positive contributions to pollinator habitats align with broader conservation goals, emphasizing the importance of preserving its populations.

Ease of Growing

Gardeners appreciate Common Rock-Rose for its ease of cultivation, thriving in well-drained soils and sunny locations. As a perennial, it forms a low-maintenance ground cover, creating a visually appealing carpet of colour. Its adaptability to various soil types and climates makes it suitable for both experienced and novice gardeners. Common Rock-Rose’s ability to withstand dry conditions and its resilience in various environments add to its appeal, making it a delightful choice for those seeking an enduring and visually striking addition to their outdoor spaces.

Common Rock-Rose stands as a resilient and visually captivating perennial, celebrated for its botanical elegance and ecological contributions. From its vibrant blooms to its adaptability and ease of cultivation, this wildflower enriches both natural and cultivated landscapes. With its positive impact on pollinators and its ability to thrive in diverse habitats, Common Rock-Rose remains a cherished choice for those seeking an enduring and visually impactful addition to their outdoor spaces.

More Information

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Weight 1 kg


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