Helianthemum Fire Dragon

Common name: Rock Rose

Unleash fiery colour with this vibrant, sun-loving shrub.

-5 to -10°C
Good for Pollinators

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Helianthemum 'Fire Dragon' is a perfect shrub for rock or alpine gardens. It will also grow well on slopes and in pots - bringing versatile groundcover wherever you choose - be that a balcony, courtyard or large garden. Flowers are a fiery orange-red and borne from May to July for 3 months of prolific, tissue-like blooms. Foliage is a delicate silvery-green. Helianthemum 'Fire Dragon' holds the RHS Award of Garden Merit - a highly-prized accolade which is indicative of its outstanding performance and reliability in the garden. Although not native to the UK, Helianthemum will thrive in the right location and return year after year for pollinator friendly displays. Plants prefer well-drained soil in full sun with any aspect other than north-facing. Helianthemum 'Fire Dragon' is also drought tolerant once established. A hardy, evergreen perennial which grows to a height of 30cm with a spread of 50cm.
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Key Information
Latin Name Helianthemum Fire Dragon YP
Common Name Rock Rose
Hardiness H4 (-5 to -10°C)
Colour Red
Type Shrub
Position Full-Sun
Format Young Plants
Height in Maturity (m) 0.30
Spread in Maturity (m) 0.50
Soil Conditions Chalk Clay Loam Sand
Aspect East-facing, South-facing, West-facing
Drought Tolerant Yes
Good for pots Yes
Good for Rockeries Yes
Good for wildlife Yes
Good for pollinators Yes
Good for groundcover Yes

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