pink, white, red, salmon
June through July
6 to 12 in.
18 to 24 in.
USDA zones 4-9
hardy to 8,000 ft.
Sunrose is a drought-tolerant, flowering groundcover. It grows as a trailing mound with shiny, medium grey-green leaves.
The flowers are different colors depending on cultivar - from salmon to yellow to orange. The flowers may be single or double and ruffled.
These drought-tolerant plants are a good addition to a warm, dry location in the Pikes Peak region.
There is a nice patch of sunrose growing at the Cottonwood Creek Garden. Sunrose was planted at the Xeriscape Garden on Mesa, but was not reliably hardy.
Sunrose may benefit from a light raking or trimming before the new growth begins in spring.