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helianthemum

(hiːlɪˈænθəməm)
n
(Plants) any plant of the dwarf evergreen genus Helianthemum, some species of which are grown as rock-garden plants for their numerous papery yellow or orange flowers; related to the rockrose, which they resemble: family Cistaceae. Also called: Cape primrose
[New Latin, from Greek hēlios sun + anthemon flower]
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Noun1.helianthemum - any plant of the genus Helianthemumhelianthemum - any plant of the genus Helianthemum; vigorous plants of stony alpine meadows and dry scrub regions
genus Helianthemum - widely distributed evergreen or semi-evergreen shrublets; America; Europe and North Africa to Asia Minor and central Asia
Crocanthemum canadense, frostweed, frost-weed, frostwort, Helianthemum canadense - perennial of the eastern United States having early solitary yellow flowers followed by late petalless flowers; so-called because ice crystals form on it during first frosts
rock rose, rockrose - any of numerous varieties of helianthemums having small rose-like yellow or white or reddish flowers
Helianthemum scoparium, rush rose - woody yellow-flowered perennial of southeastern United States
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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During the course of summer, the yellow daisy clan takes over, with coreopsis, rudbeckias and sunflowers with coreopsis, rudbeckias and sunflowers in the front ranks supplemented by dahlias, helianthemums and anthemis.
During the course of summer, the yellow daisy clan takes over, with coreopsis, rudbeckias and sunflowers in the front ranks supplemented by dahlias, helianthemums and anthemis.
Rosemary and sage also look good with silver foliage perennials in the seaside garden, while cistus and helianthemums do well if sheltered.
There's something for all the family here - from Michaelmas Daisies, Rudbeckias, Helianthemums and Helenopsis all at their very best to a host of entertainment.
There are perennial sunflower (helianthemums) but they've fallen from fashion in the last 50 years or so and are only just beginning to make a comeback.