Helenium 'Ruby Thuesday'

sneezeweed (syn Ruby Tuesday )

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9cm pot £7.99
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Buy Helenium 'Ruby Thuesday' sneezeweed (syn Ruby Tuesday ): A compact plant with deep red, daisy-like flowers in early autumn

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

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

    Widely spaced deep burgundy ray florets, which are often quilled at their outer edge, gradually turn to coppery-red and become slightly reflexed as they mature towards the end of summer. They surround large blackish-red centres that produce small yellow disc florets. Bushy and compact in habit, they are an ideal choice for pots and containers.

  • Garden care: Heleniums are versatile plants that love plenty of sunshine and moist 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 back by half after flowering to help prevent mildew. Cut down to the ground in late winter. Every two or three years in the spring when the new growth is surging away you can divide the plants to keep them in top condition. Ideally the new growth should be about 7cm high. You can either replant them straight into the ground with loads of well- rotted organic matter to feed them and keep them moist, or plant them into pots but do make sure they are kept watered.


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Slug food

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As others have already mentioned these need a lot of protection when first planting, 2 weeks in out of 6, I've only got 2 left. It's an expensive mistake!

Mike and Bee

Windsor

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Lovely looking but lovely tasting for slugs

2

Lovely looking plant, nice and bright, but lost to slugs within 2 weeks

anf

Hampshire

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Not my favourite flower!

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I was rather disappointed with these, which turned out to have rather long, droopy stalks with flowers which were a darker red than in the photo and didn't really add anything to the garden display. I have a small garden, so expect everything to 'earn its keep', and will probably replace these next year with something a bit lower growing and more colourful.

Contrary Mary

West Sussex

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Helenium Ruby Tuesday

5

This plant grows in any soil and looks lovely in my boarder

Sandra W

Cerne Abbas Dorset

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Striking red flowers

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Fantastic strong colour with a lovely copper tinge that goes so well with other reds and yellows in late summer. Easy to look after needing little attention without any particular pest or disease problems. Looks good with grasses and other prairie plants.

Country Girl

Warwickshire

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