Definition of helianthemum in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˌhēlēˈanTHəməm/


A rockrose of the genus Helianthemum.
Example sentences
  • They also created a rock garden of local sandstone planted up with helianthemums and dwarf shrubs.
  • Today the gardens are rich in helianthemums, dwarf shrubs, rare magnolias and hybrid rhododendrons.
  • I never thought of using helianthemums as cascaders but sounds like a great idea for shorter cascades.


Modern Latin, from Greek hēlios 'sun' + anthemon 'flower' (because the flowers open in sunlight).

Words that rhyme with helianthemum

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.