Helianthemum scoparium

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Helianthemum scoparium
Helianthemum scoparium
Helianthemum scoparium

Species Name: Helianthemum scoparium
Common Name: Sun Rose

The only native rockrose. Bright yellow flowers with thin green branches are superb on a slope, in container, or in a rock garden. Threatened by mining.

Plant Family: Cistaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 6-20 in. H x 2' W
Growth Habit: Low, cascading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter deciduous
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant
Cold Hardy to: 25 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: List 3/RED 2-2-3
Distribution: North Coast Range, North+ Central Sierra Nevada Foothills, Sierra Nevada Northern Highlands, San Jacinto Valley, Central West, South Coast, Channel Islands, San Bernadino Mtns, Peninsular Ranges
Natural Habitat: Dry sandy or rocky soil of hills, slopes, or ridges below 4800'

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