Helianthemum 'Rhodanthe Carneum'
I love sun roses (Helianthemum sp.) because they look almost exactly like their bigger Mediterranean cousins the rock roses (Cistus sp.) but unlike them they are hardy for me and require virtually no care, except for some protection against hungry deer and rabbits in the winter. The plant that produced the flower in the picture happily grew in the front yard of my family's first house in Michigan for several years before being transplanted in the burning heat of summer to the new garden. It looked a bit bedraggled for a while but by the next spring it had completely recovered and put on a beautiful show of flowers as though nothing had happened.