Helenium collection

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Buy Helenium collection sneezeweed : Vibrant late summer daisy-like flowerheads

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    The vibrant daisy-like flowerheads of these resilient perennials come in an array of hot colours and if deadheaded regularly, will provide a prolonged season of interest. Well suited to informal borders and prairie-style planting schemes, sneezeweeds will help attract bees to the garden and make excellent cut flowers. Originating from open meadows and woodland edges where there is reliable moisture, these herbaceous perennials prefer full sun and rich soils. Forming upright clumps, the taller cultivars may need to be supported by hazel twigs or canes in more exposed positions.

    In each collection you will receive one of each of the following varieties, each supplied in a 9cm pot.

  • Helenium 'The Bishop':Golden yellow ray florets that are often slightly ruffled at their ends, give the flowerheads a slightly ragged appearance. These ray florets become noticeably reflexed as they mature from midsummer, which further accentuates the prominent brown centre. Height to 1m.

  • Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty':Held on wiry stems above the foliage, long-lasting, strongly-reflexed flowerheads up to 8cm across, add a bold splash of colour in summer. Ideal for hot-themed borders, where the rich orange-red ray florets will blend well with orange and yellow tones. Grows to 1.25m.

  • Helenium 'Waltraut':Brilliantly coloured copper-orange ray florets, which are variously streaked with yellow, surround a prominent brown cone, creating showy flowerheads. Versatile plants, they are useful for adding late colour to cottage, prairie or gravel-style settings. Grows to 1m.

  • Garden care: Heleniums are versatile plants that love plenty of sunshine and reliably moist but well-drained soil. They rarely suffer from pests or diseases, however young plants do need to be protected from slug attack. Tall varieties need to be staked. To encourage the plant to repeat flower, deadhead back to side shoots that have flower buds emerging. Cut down to the ground in late winter. Every two or three years divide the plants in spring to keep them in top condition. When replanting add loads of well-rotted organic matter to the soil to feed them and keep them moist.

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